Does your status accurately reflect all of who you are?

Are you only posting about the drama in your life? Are you hoping to seem clever? Are you displaying only what you feel is socially acceptable? If all someone knew about you was from your posted status, how would they describe you? Would they really know who you are?

How would people describe you as a Christian?

Are you genuine and appropriately transparent? Are you putting up a front and only showing what you think others want to see? Are you willing to be vulnerable? Are you the same person in private and in public? Do you act like a Christian only when others are watching? If people were to describe Christians based on only you, what would that description be? Would it accurately reflect Christ?

What’s the goal?

As Christians, our goal is to show the world what Christ is like. This does not mean we need to be perfect. That’s not possible this side of Heaven anyway. It does mean that we need to continually improve, which comes when we pursue holiness.

Pursuing holiness – being set apart – means doing our best to apply scripture – all of it – to our lives. Pursuing holiness means having a contagious Christ-like attitude. In today’s technological age, contagious means viral.

Do you have a Christ-like attitude that’s going viral, or do you have a negative and critical attitude that others are catching?

As a Christian, be authentic by letting the character of Christ in you be your status. Let the Holy Spirit present opportunities to be real – flaws and all – in a way that shows the grace and mercy of Christ. Authenticity means progress toward perfection as we seek to increase the fruits of the spirit in our lives.

The goal is not to appear perfect. Instead, live with a sincere heart

“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a worker who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)

A worthy status to be sure.