Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Join my Team!

A trend I've noticed on social media is the multitude of my friends who are involved in some sort of multi-level marketing business. Forewarning, if this is you, this blog is not about you... not specifically. It isn't my aim to offend.

Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with a friend making some extra income selling skin care, or makeup, or things to make people skinny. Kudos to you! I myself tried my hand at it, and quickly decided that selling is not my forte.

There are only two times I get really bothered... the first is when random people add me or try to message me to try to sell me something. Chances are if I don't know you, I don't want any. Thanks!

The other time I get annoyed is when my facebook friend, is no longer my facebook friend, because my friend has now transformed into a business. I no longer see pictures of family or an anecdote of their day. Instead I am bombarded with purchasing the product they are selling or joining their team to begin selling said product.

I have friends who do an amazing job of balancing their selling posts with real life posts not aimed at getting me to buy something.

NEWS FLASH: I didn't become your social media friend to hear about your business. I became your friend because I enjoy hearing about your life... and its OK that your business is part of that!

A bigger issue of focusing your social media 100% on your business is this: I wonder how the world might change if people were as excited about Jesus as they are their multi-level marketing business?

Yeah I know, I probably lost a few friends after that statement. I didn't write it to make anyone angry, but rather to open everyone's eyes. I want Jesus shining bright through me at every opportunity... especially in my social media. Why? Because I personally have 1,300 facebook friends (maybe less after people read this). When in my ever day life do I have the opportunity to share Jesus with 1,300 people? Umm... like never.

Promoting your business on social media isn't wrong or sinful and that is not the message I am trying to get across. My point is that anything that we put before God, is a stumbling block. I know, you love God more than whatever you are selling... but does everyone else know that? Are you using this platform simply to make money, or do you equally use it to promote Jesus?

Living our lives and letting our actions do the talking is a great way for people to see and know that we are different, but not the only way.

Romans 10:14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?

This is the team we should all be promoting first and foremost.

This team may not pay your bills for you, but it comes with eternal life... so it's a pretty great team to be part of.

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