Pinterest is the latest addiction in the social media world. Since my son, Drew works in marketing in the social media world, I knew it would not be long before I would be on Pinterest. My boards include What I Like, Places I Like, Recipes, Dreams to things that will be only dreams.
Pinterest is a place for friends, family and strangers to share what they like, their values and sometimes their hopes and dreams. As I started pinning, I have seen things from inspiration to things that need to be reported. My eyes have been opened to what people value and how we may tend to look to the material world for happiness. It has opened my own eyes and heart to evaluate what is important in my personal life.
Now, I am not knocking down Pinterest. I see value in the boards when it comes to gathering ideas for gift giving, for finding tips in making life more organized, sharing the gospel among other helpful information. My concern is of where we are, as a society, placing our hopes. Are we pinning things that we hope will make us happy? Or, do we place our hope in our Creator?
Yes, I enjoy sharing and pinning on Pinterest. But, as I pin, I know that all the pins of things that amaze me, items I like, or recipes to try, that my main pin must be on God. In other words, I must pin my hopes on God. God has a purpose for me just as he has a purpose for you.
What are you pinning? Are you looking for these pins to bring you joy and hope? If you haven’t already, pin your hopes on God and then experience how he will open your eyes and heart to see what is truly important in life. After all, there is no doubt in my mind that if God had a Pinterest account, he would definitely have you and me pinned on his board.
I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
apart from you I have no good thing.”
3 I say of the holy people who are in the land,
“They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.”
4 Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more.
I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods
or take up their names on my lips.