“Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.” (Ps. 51:6)
If you have been living in a bomb shelter for the last decade, you may be one of the few who have not heard of Instagram. In a nutshell, Instagram is a social networking app made for sharing photos and videos from a smartphone.
As you scroll through Instagram, or any social media site for that matter, you find that many will go to extreme lengths to post that “perfect” picture of themselves. They will spend hours choosing the right background and then editing their picture until it is just right. They want to project an image to everyone that their life is perfect. They post only the most flattering pictures of themselves in the hope that others will think more highly of them.
The sad thing is, we have also developed a culture of “Instagram Christianity.” People come to church, hoping to project the “perfect” Christian life, as if they have it all together and are not struggling with the same issues as everyone else.
But God doesn’t want “perfect” because only HE is perfect. No, God doesn’t want perfection, He wants the truth. David said, “thou desirest truth in the inward parts:” God sees the part of us no one else sees; He sees the “inward parts.”
Your Instagram Christianity does not impress God because He sees the real you. Just come before Him this morning and confess your faults, failures, and sin to Him. Then, stop living to impress others and just live to please God.