Ladies, let’s be honest. We’re all guilty. Wasting time. Getting on our, “soapbox,” and then later regretting it. Having a text conversation then ending up with a pit in our stomach knowing that probably wasn’t the best choice of words, or life giving whatsoever. These days, words come cheap, and accessibility to, “crowds,” comes with the touch of a button. But what are we saying?
I recently read an entire post by someone I know about her newly acquired revelation. How her life will never be the same. How her husband supports her in her new efforts, and how she can’t wait to pass this newfound passion down to her daughters. I was intrigued! I truly wanted to keep reading to see what new amazing revelation she had. What was it, you ask? SHE WAS GOING TO STOP SHAVING HER ARM PITS. I am not joking.
This person, who had an impressive amount of followers, just shouted to the rooftops that she no longer wanted to shave her pits. Now, I laughed, but then I thought to myself… of ALL the things you can use your platform of influence for, that’s it? That’s all you’ve got? No matter what else she posts in the future, I probably will always remember her as, “the girl who made that post about her armpits.”
All joking aside, and whether you like having a social media platform or you think its silly, the fact of the matter is – we have an opportunity like never before. Of course we’re going to post about things other than Jesus – check my Instagram if you want 4,000 pics of my kids! Everything you do doesn’t have to directly be a ministry opportunity, but it does need to represent our new lives in Christ. We need to be mindful that as Christians, we represent hope to a confused and hurting world. People need to see what a life fulfilled can look like!
I truly believe that every single one of us has at LEAST one worthy cause in our hearts planted there by God. What burdens us is usually what we are called to fix! There are so many people searching for answers. Ministry is not about the job you have, it is simply how you lend your voice to further the Kingdom of God.
The Bible is so clear about the power of our words:
“A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” Luke 6:45 | NIV
Using your voice is the most powerful way to impact the world for Christ. Don’t waste it! You will eventually dull your voice if you’re sending mixed messages. You’re called to be a light in the darkness. A light stands out among the rest, sets the standard, and is directive for all who see it! Of all of the things happening in our world today, you can be a breath of fresh air. Encourage someone! Invite people to church. Post a great podcast by your pastor. You may just be the bridge that leads someone to Jesus. This verse summarizes it so well:
Proverbs 31 reminds us, “When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say, and she always says it kindly.”
Let’s step up our game! Find your cause and fight for it. Use your voice to point people to Jesus. And lastly, don’t be afraid to use your own life as a shining example of what can happen when we surrender to God and let him have His way in our life!
Founder with her husband, Dominic of Missions.me. Lindsay founded Angel House – an organization that has provided 72 permanent rescue homes for over 1,800 abandoned orphans in India and a safe house for 30 victims of human trafficking in Nepal. Together, they reside in Rochester, Michigan with their sons Mason and Jude.