In this day and age, the digital century, we are all concerned about how we present ourselves to the world; does everybody look good in this photo? Which filter should we use? Does the caption sound good enough to earn that double tap? We’ve become so concerned about how the world will see us through […]

The Philippian’s Filter

In this day and age, the digital century, we are all concerned about how we present ourselves to the world; does everybody look good in this photo? Which filter should we use? Does the caption sound good enough to earn that double tap?

We’ve become so concerned about how the world will see us through a social standpoint that we forget how we will be seen from a Biblical point of view. How will we be viewed as Christians, if, when people scroll down on our feed, they wonder whether or not we are daughters of Christ?

In this moment of confusion, when we become concerned with how we present ourselves, the Bible brings a great help to ease our frustrations, The Philippians Filter!

“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

As Christians, we can’t let the opinions of the world change the way we act and live. We should instead, represent ourselves with the filter of the Lord over our lives, opposed to only editing the moments we choose to post. We can’t choose the moments we want to look perfect, and we can’t choose the moments we don’t.

From the moment we walk out the door The Philippians Filter should be on our minds, ready for us to think back to when we wonder, is this lovely? Is this right? Is this pure or praiseworthy? That’s what the verse is there for. In fact, that’s what the Bible is for; as a map and a lamp for us when we get stuck. A giant letter of love and advice for us to turn to when we feel we’re trapped in the dark.

So next time we wonder if our filters are good enough for our pictures when we wonder if that caption is good enough for alike, we should instead wonder how it represents Christ. Paul tells us in the end to “think about such things.” And as we continue to edit and post, we should remember this Philippian’s Filter, not only for our feeds, but in every word we speak, and where our actions may lead.

 

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I pray this may become your life filter, that you may instead, not worry about how the world may see you, but instead how you represent Christ. I also pray that you will look to your Bibles as a map when life’s twists and turns come about. They don’t call it the living Word of God without reason.

 

Lydia Wondimu

Lydia Wondimu

Staff Writer at Christian En Vogue
Lydia Wondimu is a young girl from Ethiopia who has a heart for others.Dedicating her life to Christ at an early age, Lydia has set out from her home in Seattle across the globe to spread the Gospel, making sure each person she meets leaves with a smile knowing they are loved by their Heavenly Father. When she's not busy making coffee for her customers; you'll most probably find her eating everything in sight, or laughing with somebody, whether they're a friend or a stranger-turned-friend.
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