We all have a platform.
For some it is the media, they are famous and have access to television, print, and radio. For the rest of us we all have access to social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, etc. Therefore, we have a platform. We have the ability to get the word out. To tell.
The question is: what do you use your platform for?
Is it look at me, look at me, look at what I am doing, where I am at, who I am with? Is it me, me, me, I, I, I, or in the midst of sharing your life events and activities, do you promote a cause? Do you make others aware? Are you shining a light into a dark area? Whether it be related to an illness, homelessness, unemployment, or crimes against other people – there are too many to name them all.
I must admit I have not been on Facebook in a personal way since the beginning of this year’s lent. On one hand, I have discovered I do not miss it. I found out I did not need to know who was at the airport, gym, store, or restaurant. On the other hand, I miss seeing pictures of family.
There are a few of my friends that promote their causes on social media. They make others aware. From their sharing I have learned a few things, and have taken on a couple of causes for myself.
By their sharing I have been able to keep my eyes, and ears, open to the needs they have. Some of my friends encourage low income families in a high crime area of the city we live in, by just talking with them and praying for any needs they may have. One will share and post needs. From her efforts I was able to spot an opportunity to help, and engage others. Without her using her platform the blessing to help would have been missed.
In Matthew Jesus tells his disciples, “the harvest is great, but the workers are few.” (Mt. 9:37) There are so many causes, so many needs. To meet all of them would be impossible.
But, there is ONE that can meet those needs.
It is the same One that meets your needs, “And this same God who takes care of (you and) me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which we have been given to us in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:19 NLT parenthesis mine)
If we don’t tell how will anyone know?
If we don’t tell how can things get better?
If we don’t tell how do things begin to change?
If you have a cause use your platform – for what the Devil meant for harm, God means for good; “He will cause all things to work together for those that love Him and are called according to His purpose.” (Ps. 21:11 & Ro. 8:28)
We all do not have to be famous to get the word out. It all starts with just one person telling; one person sharing; one person promoting.
What is your cause, and what platform will you use?
©Gentle Whisper Ministries 2015
*picture from reddit