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I don’t know about you, but I find a lot of entertainment in reading through arguments on Twitter, either finding myself rooting for one side or thinking, “Come on guys… really?” With everything happening recently in the political world, these arguments are popping up on my feed more and more often. Everyone has an innate desire to stand up for what they believe, to scream their convictions from the rooftops, but a lot of times, that screaming does a lot more harm than good. So before you post to stand up for what’s true and right, refer to Corinthians 1:13 to make sure you’re posting out of love:
- Love is patient
Before you start trying to figure out how much information you can jam-pack into 140 characters, take a deep breath and take a step back. Ask yourself a couple of questions – How am I feeling right now? Is what I’m saying something that needs to be said right this second, or can this wait until I take some time to think it over? Take a couple hours to think and pray about it and then decide if it’s really a charitable thing to post.
- Love is kind
Now, when sharing the truth, sometimes it’s necessary to be blunt regardless of whether or not people will be angry about what you share, but that definitely doesn’t mean that you have to be mean. Remember that you are standing up for the truth and someone with an opposing view may be standing up for what they think is the truth – judging an idea as right or wrong is VERY different from judging a person. You can discredit an idea, but don’t attack people.
- Love is not jealous, pompous, or inflated
God calls us to humility – this call does not go away when we open up Twitter and start typing out that tweet. Present the truth as the truth, but don’t look down on others, and don’t place yourself on a pedestal. God is using you to share the truth – remember that helps me to remember how small I am and what an immeasurable honor it is to know Him.
- Love is not rude
This one is pretty self-explanatory, and goes hand-in-hand with speaking with kindness. Speak with dignity and respect the dignity of the human beings on the other side of the screen.
- Love does not seek its own interests
Ask yourself another question – Am I posting this to bring people closer to the Truth, or am I posting to get the satisfaction of being right? Make sure that your intent is selfless before you hit send.
- Love is not quick-tempered
Just like patience, this is all about taking time to think. Step away from your emotions and think.
- Love does not brood over injury
If you do find yourself in a Twitter argument and feel like every point has been exhausted on the other person’s view, and you feel like you’ve “won”, boasting won’t help anyone, and neither will an inflated sense of pride.
- Love does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth
Always remember what you’re standing up for – the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Take joy in a heart transformed for the Lord, and thank Him for loving you perfectly so you can learn to love in a more perfect way as you come to know who He really is.
Always in love,