Sadie Robertson Huff, a popular speaker, author, and podcaster, recently urged Christians to use their social media platforms to encourage others to follow Christ. Robertson Huff, who rose to prominence on the reality TV show “Duck Dynasty,” spoke alongside her husband, Christian Huff, at Passion City Church in Washington, D.C. on Sunday. According to The Christian Post, the couple discussed strategies for approaching social media as a Christian with the Church’s pastor, Pastor Ben Stuart. “Jesus addresses the issues we face when it comes to social media.” And it was kind of amusing that Jesus literally used the phrase “follow Him” when speaking to His disciples. And I thought, that’s funny because we always follow each other. Robertson Huff said.
“Following Jesus appears to be very different from following someone on social media. But I thought it would be great if we could incorporate some of the principles and what it looks like to follow Jesus in our lives on social media “She went on.
Robertson Huff then cited Matthew 5:15 and John 8:12 to emphasize that deleting social media isn’t always the best solution for every Christian.
“I think a lot of the time we just say, ‘Well, it’s terrible.’ ‘Everyone, delete it.’ You’re not going to get the entire world to delete social media, and you don’t want to remove the Church from social media either “She stated.”I’ve had so many God-stories about things that happened on Instagram, social media, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube,” she said. “As a result, I don’t think [social media] is always a bad thing.” I simply believe it reflects our overall health. Because social media is something we create.”
Robertson Huff also revealed that when she was in high school, she used to portray her life on social media in a certain way that “was not exactly how it was behind the scenes.”
” My captions would have a happy ending, but my life did not appear to have a happy ending.” My photographs were filtered. However, I was not in the best of relationships. “I didn’t have many great friendships,” she admitted.
The reality star experienced “anxiety, stress, insecurity, uncertainty, and [discontentment]” as a result of posting and viewing only curated social media content.
But as her relationship with God grew deeper, she realized she was being dishonest on social media and resolved to change that.
“I just remember feeling as if I could trust God. And in order to do so, I had to surrender a lot of things; turn away from a lot of things “Huff, Robertson, recalled. “All of this required repentance and a deep dive into the Word to understand what is ‘the more?’ What are God’s promises? ‘What did God create me for?'””When I began to understand His Word and how to receive those things by being within His Word, and in His Spirit and in His presence, … things started to change for me. … My priorities weren’t worldly anymore. They were of God.”
She then urged the congregation to walk “in obedience with the Lord” rather than “live like the world.” To demonstrate this point, Robertson Huff stated that just as Christians “unfollow, cancel, block, [and] delete” people they dislike on social media, they do the same with Christ and His Word.
“I believe we have that tendency with Jesus,” she observed. “It’s like, the minute we don’t like something, or agree with something in the Word, or something feels off, we’re like ‘unfollow.’ I’m going to follow Him in this area of my life, but not in that.’ “And I think this unwillingness to just commit to the Word of God is really showing in how if you’re not committed, you’re not going to get the full fruit of what it’s like to follow Jesus,” she concluded.