DON’T BE DISCOURAGED! Out of nearly 850 Facebook “friends,” about 20 or so (and I love y’all dearly) regularly “like” my posts, and less than 10% of these “friends” have clicked “like” on my book page. Those are daunting statistics, but, like David, I encourage myself in The Lord and keep moving. God has given me a divine assignment and I will be faithful to execute it, in spite of opposition and naysayers.
I’ve come to the conclusion that, outside the core of folks who really love you, people on Facebook fit into one of four categories:
1. The perpetually busy. These are the “movers and shakers.” I understand folks who are busy doing kingdom work, building businesses, and otherwise changing the world for the better. They cannot respond to everything…and that’s cool. I want to stay connected to them because they inspire me to greater levels of achievement.
2. The haters, AKA “frienemies.” These are folks who are watching your every move, anticipating your fall. But, if your steps are ordered by God and you are walking in your purpose and assignment, your haters are doomed to disappointment! In due season, God reveals them to me, and I delete them.
3. The voyeurs. This is the reality tv crowd. They haven’t plugged into their God-given purpose, so their lives are – temporarily, at least – devoid of meaning. Of course, some folks are just plain nosy (yep, I said it). And, when God reveals them, I delete them.
4. The gleaners. These folks don’t respond to a lot because they’re either shy or otherwise reserved. However, they are really blessed by what you post but don’t vocalize it. Many of this group possess tremendous wisdom!
So don’t get down in the doldrums when folks don’t respond to your posts. If you’re a preacher, keep preaching. If you’re a teacher, keep teaching. If you’re a writer, keep writing. Get into your God-given purpose and operate in your divine assignment, ignore the haters, block out the voyeurs, and walk in your divine assignment!