Author: Cara Campbell — Host: Andrew StevensPosted on: March 15, 2020

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens

We’ve all done it. We’ve posted that picture or tweeted that thought and then waited for the likes to roll in. We go back and check. And check. And check again. And when our posts don’t get the likes we hope, our thoughts spiral from “No one likes my post” to “No one likes ME.” We see a lack of thumbs-up or hearts as a personal snub. And where we go from there can be dangerous. The Enemy uses doubt to influence our hearts and minds. He can use a simple social media post to create doubt, fear, and lies about who we really are. What starts as a tiny fear about no one liking a post can turn into an attack on who we are in Christ. Let’s face it—not everyone is going to like us. It’s a hard reality to face sometimes. But not everyone liked Jesus either, and He was perfect! Jesus was rejected by His friends and even some of His own family members. He knows how you feel when you experience rejection, insignificance, or not being liked, because He has walked this road too. And not only does He know the feeling, but He loves us with His incredible love right through our doubts and fears. So, friends, look to Jesus. Look to Him for what is true, and don’t believe the lies being fed to you. You are loved. You matter. If you know Jesus, you’ve been saved from sin and death, and He has a purpose for you to fulfill in His eternal kingdom. He is a true friend, One who understands you and loves you no matter what. And He wants to walk the road with you (Matthew 28:20). • Cara Campbell • Do you experience negative feelings as a result of something that happens (or doesn’t happen) on social media? • What lies might the Enemy try to feed you through these feelings? • How can you keep any negative feelings in check and remember that Jesus knows how you feel and is walking beside you? For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)

Read Verses:

Romans 8:38-39; Hebrews 4:14-16