Selfies Week Three

2 Timothy 3:1-2a

Lies of selfie culture (like Paul wrote about above)
A selfie will make your day better
Filters make people see what we want them to see, they can’t see through the filter
More and different selfie poses will increase my social status
Posting selfies connects me with many more friends
You can obtain the attention you want with a selfie
Posting selfies makes me fit in, I’m normal

But the reality is…selfies lie! Everything is smoothed out, with perfect angles and lighting, and filters. Those duck faces and pumped up biceps make everything awesome.

Dangers of getting caught up in a selfie culture

Snapchat Dysmorphia

We project the images we think others value. We cover ourselves with designer clothes, expensive vacations, big houses, etc because we want people to like us. But often it’s not the approval of others we are missing. Often it’s that we don’t like what we see in the mirror.
     1 Peter 3:3-4

[ctt template=”3″ link=”59c8r” via=”no” ]Instead of “editing” ourselves to impress others, let’s spend our time truly bettering ourselves![/ctt]

We may feel our lives don’t measure up to the social media personas of other people

[ctt template=”3″ link=”0oXHw” via=”no” ]Don’t compare your “behind the scenes” to someone else’s “highlight reel”[/ctt]

If you wear the mask long enough you start believing the lie, that you don’t need help, that all is perfect.
     Romans 1:22

Relationships become increasingly shallow. We don’t want anything from others except their approval.

So we begin to believe we make our own reality, our own truth
     Proverbs 21:2
     Deuteronomy 12:8-9

We grow to feel we aren’t responsible for anyone but ourselves
     Genesis 4:9
     Philippians 2:3-5

We are so focused on ourselves we can’t see the hell someone else is going through