After one year of having a Myspace account, I've decided that it's time for me to leave. For the past few months, it's been a huge burden on my heart that I should no longer be a member of Myspace and spend time on the site. I believe this burden is completely a God-given.
As Myspace gets bigger and more populated, I become more and more sickened by the things allowed on the site, the advertisements of half-naked men and woman, and the disturbing profiles of a lot of the members. I’m shocked that the very people who call themselves a Christian will post pictures of themselves that don’t make them look different from any other person on the internet. What ever happened to modesty in Christians? Sure, we must work out our own convictions. But if you’re calling yourself a son or daughter of the King, shouldn’t you want to honor God with your profile and pictures?
I’m leaving Myspace because I’m afraid that I could eventually allow myself to become immune to seeing people fulfill their worldly pleasures. I can’t say anything about it to them in a loving way, because I appear “judgmental”, or I’m “condemning” them. Let me tell you, if you feel this message is directly pointed towards you, that not me condemning you, it may be the Holy Spirit putting pressure on your heart, as this message will go to ALL my friends through their Bulletin.
As Christians, we are called to constantly examine our hearts. The writer of Hebrews 3:13 says we are to “exhort one another daily, while is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.” Do you see a picture of a woman in a swimsuit on here and it not hurt your heart that THOUSANDS of men our staring at her body and thinking evil thoughts, or do you look at it enviously and covet her body? Are you married and look at another’s profile and lust after their body, but you would NEVER allow your husband or wife to post the same photo of them? People what’s wrong with us? Are we like Lot and living in
I’m not asking anyone else to leave Myspace, all I’m asking is that you examine your hearts. If you can maintain a profile and NOT be influenced by the sin, so be it. But I have been influenced by the Myspace World, and God has called me to leave it in order to protect my heart.