Social Media + Your Heart with Rachel Awtrey and Mary Scott Mercer | Episode 31

January 23, 2019

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About Today’s Show…

In today’s episode, Mary Scott and Rachel sit down and talk about navigating social media from a Biblical perspective. The challenges and distractions that come with it and also the pure purpose of it. Thanks for joining us!

Things We Mentioned

“For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.” Galatians 1:10

Romans 12:2

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will”.

Indicators that something is off with your motivation for posting or that there is a deeper issue going on with your phone + social media

  • You step away from your phone after a post but its all you can think about

  • You notice that both every time you and your spouse or your friends try to spend time together but end up on your phones

  • You notice that the time you spend on social is affecting your heart / your words / and your attitude

  • You run to scrolling to numb something deeper happening inside that you don’t want to deal with

1. Post something and don’t check your post for a few hours.

2. Pray for the person you are most jealous of. Pray for their success, for their audience to grow, for their words to touch people, because THERE IS ROOM FOR EVERYONE. Especially in Ministry.

3. CELEBRATE other people genuinely.

4. Social Media Free Hours

5. “Why am I posting what I’m posting?” Am I presenting a false narrative that others will consider as my reality?

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” Philippians 4:8

IMPORTANT NOTE: In the summer of 2023, Behind the Bliss Podcast was rebranded to the new title Real Talk with Rachel Awtrey. Some information and links may have changed since recording this episode.

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I am an online encourager based out of Birmingham, AL that's obsessed with my girls and sharing bits and pieces of my life. I wear a lot of hats these days including mama to two boys, military wife, blogger, podcast host and more. You can find me behind the microphone at Real Talk with Rach where we talk about everything from jeans to Jesus, playlists to pop culture, the good and the grief and everything in between. 

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