Quick and little #testimony about social media. (My personal experience.)
I at times can’t believe how I was back in 2008-15, but this mess that I was caught in can be a message for someone else. Back when I was in high school I would always experiment with makeup, dying my hair colour to another, wearing inappropriate clothing and the most dangerous, getting into Social media (Facebook & Instagram first came out) as you do as a teenager, I wasn’t corrected by many because I was the oldest and thought that I could do whatever I wanted, so let’s fast forward to 2012, I had made a private #Facebook for my own personal devious things to do, I had no family, no friends on this fb page, so I was free to do as I please with having no boundaries. So many red flags but being naive and having no real friendships in the real world, I turned to social media for that comfort and to be someone I’m NOT. I had used a fake name, I met a 1st serious boyfriend/relationship via my private fb page, though I thought I was in love, I was so stupid to allow him to take what wasn’t his, he took the only thing I cared for but didn’t realise because I was “inlove” broke up and I didn’t want him to be with other girls, I lied about being pregnant. Just so I could have him and that lie has caused me so much dirt to my name and I was so irresponsible, I understand now that What I did was wrong, I’m not proud of it but I’m so thankful that Heavenly Father forgave me when I asked for forgiveness. I was so proud and happy I was like the “other girls” mind you while being saved and going to church regularly, attending youth camp, being a youth leader, I was in church and I was NOT happy with my identity .. somehow along the way, I truely lost myself in the mist of wanting comfort and affirmation from strangers online. I posted ridiculous photos where I wore makeup & did not look like my natural self, I did so much to my self so that I can have likes on fb and ig, just so people can like the Fake me. It rooms me years to get over what social media was telling me is beautiful, I had to rely on God to give back my confidence.