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“Life Is Not A Highlight Reel”

Posted on: January 17th, 2019 by Chuck Ball No Comments

I love the highlights. Doesn’t matter if it’s golf, football, baseball or basketball, I just enjoy seeing the highlights of the previous night’s games. The highlights represent the best plays and shots of the game. Typically, the highlights are the most exciting parts of the game. The highlights are what everyone talks about the next few days.
Life has its highlights, but life is not just a highlight reel. In fact, life is full of difficult and discouraging times. Jesus even said, “in the world you will have tribulation”(Jno.16:33). But, today’s social media sure makes life seem like one highlight after another. People are literally a few clicks away from viewing any and everything that’s going on in a friend’s life. And, most people only post the highlights. So, Facebook becomes for some a modern highlight reel of their life. This leads to discouragement and even depression for the active Facebook junkie who views all the highlights of a friend’s life on a daily basis.
I’m not trying to be critical or judgmental. I’m not even encouraging people to stop posting life highlights or to start posting the bad with the good. My point is this, social media doesn’t reveal the whole story. When you view someone’s life highlights, understand that they have endured difficult times too that they didn’t include in their posts. Don’t feel bad about yourself or your life because of the posted highlights of others. At the end of the day, none of us are perfect so none of us have the perfect life, at least not this side of heaven.
“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”(Rom.3:23)

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