Do everything readily and cheerfully—no bickering, no second-guessing allowed! Go out into the world uncorrupted, a breath of fresh air in this squalid and polluted society. Provide people with a glimpse of good living and of the living God. Carry the light-giving Message into the night…
Philippians 2:14-15 MSG
Each of us has a message that we carry around inside us wherever we go. Often times, it is an unspoken message that we broadcast through our actions. Other times, we verbally broadcast this message to the people around us. Regardless, if our message is unspoken or spoken, we are constantly broadcasting our message to the world around us on a daily basis.
Over the past couple of years, I have been shocked by the anger that is being broadcast by so many on social media. Before anyone points a finger at me say, ‘judgmental, much?” Please know that after thinking that thought, I immediately I asked myself this question,
“Kirsten what are you broadcasting to the world?”
Am I broadcasting judgment, hate, anger, and/or lies? Or am I broadcasting love, patience, hope, compassion, and/or joy. Does my broadcast lift people up or tear them down? When people come into my space do they immediately know that I am a follower of Christ?
I can’t control what others broadcast, but I can choose what I am broadcasting to those around me. So again, I asked myself that question, “What am I broadcasting to the world as I go through my day?
This led me the idea of what would people hear or see if everything I was thinking, saying, and doing was televised? Because I think like most people, I’ve gotten really good at hiding my faults and shortcomings from others. However, sooner or later who we are on the inside comes crashing out to become the broadcast the world hears and sees on the outside when they spend time in our presence.
Today, I encourage you, to take a moment to ask Jesus what you are broadcasting to the world. I don’t know about you, but I want my broadcast to show people the love, hope, and compassion of Jesus. I want my broadcast to uplift them whenever they are in my company. I want them to see Jesus, not me.
BEHIND THE SCENE: As the questions and thoughts swirled through my head, this surreal image was born. I created a literal interpretation of my idea of my thoughts and words being televised. Since the whole concept was born out of my frustration at the anger and hate talk on social media, I depicted a woman who is broadcasting her anger to all the people around her.
Until next time blessings and healing