“You are no longer my friend”, says my 3-year-old son. I asked him to go and sleep, and he is all moody, hollering and screaming. He is literally blackmailing me!
Now I’m thinking, this is a familiar scenario where else is this common.
It seems like all people on social media were raised by one mother, From a three year old emotional blackmailing strategy, they never changed, did they?
It was so, even in biblical days,Matthew 11:16-17
16“But to what shall I liken this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to their companions,
17and saying: ‘We played the flute for you, And you did not dance; We mourned to you, And you did not lament.’
Relationship constellations affects us all, we want approvals through views, comments and likes.Thus, the travesty of social media, what was supposed to lift me up , led me into social suicide and bondage.
The world wants me to post certain things about me and my thoughts. If I don’t, they will withdraw their approval and support and they are not joking. I see a decline in comments and likes. Isn’t it what they call emotional blackmail. But I have an assignment should I change to fit in or I ignore?Why am even being bribed, for views only?Isn’t it the proverbial Jacob-Esau soup deal?
“I don’t care, so long, I’m getting comments and likes”
My fellow sisters of color have bleached and destroyed their melanin just to be light in complexion, because their prospective husbands prefer them light skinned.
If she posts her naked body more comments and views ,but if she go with modest photos, they are a distaste to them. My question in all that, where is her personal power to decide what she wants and what she doesn’t.
How did I end up here? When and how did I surrender my personal power to them?
My head is aching, it seems I have to ask for permission from people to live and succeed in this world. Am I a vagabond that I don’t have a legal right to be here?
I have a plan, in fact,from today onwards, I will live by this mantra
“I don’t care” I will go ahead and do what I want,its time for me now! inspired by this verse
Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
Until we are all free in Christ Jesus.