It's a question I ask God often. Why? Why did a tornado rip my state a part? Why do people have to suffer? Why do little ones die? Why do some parents abuse their children? Why are their 500,000 children in foster care? Why?
What I realized is I don't ask myself that question enough. Why am I saying this? Why do I tweet things like hey @well-known-person it was fun hanging out with you last night? or @famousblogger I'm DMing you the info on lunch. Why? What is the purpose of this? To show off? Yep, that's it. Maybe you'll like me more if I'm friends with super-cool-well-known-speaker-chick.
What if you like me, follow me, read my blog because I'm friends with @famous-person? What have I accomplished? Nothing. Not one thing. I'm not showing the love of Christ, I'm just showing off.
Why am I blogging about this? Because I see it happening — in my life. I catch myself ego-tweeting, pride-posting boastful-blogging. I'm not proud of this, but I do it. Why do I do it? I want people to listen to me and I want them to like me. Why? People can't validate what I'm doing with my life. Only Christ can– or only Christ should. Sadly, I often fall into the pit of looking for people to validate my calling.
I just read this post by Jon Acuff (who I do NOT know at all) and I believe it's one of the best thing I've read on the subject.
From now on I'll be asking the why much more.
How about you, do you ever ego tweet or pride post?