Our youth group at Union Springs has been doing a study about being in a selfie-centered world--basically it's about Christ followers being inwardly focused instead of outward-facing.
How much of our lives have been retooled and
reshaped to present to the world a false or modified version of the truth? How
much are we shaping our image rather than being real? The challenge is to post
seven truthful images that reveal the real you to the world rather than the
created version most people are putting out there. The idea is simple—be authentic
all of the time in a world that is trying to get likes instead of trying to
Live unfiltered. Use the hashtag. Post one photo
that shares the real, unfiltered you. No fear! It takes an incredibly brave
person to share your true self!
Me and my friend, Allison
Day 1: post a picture that is odd or from a strange angle that isn't
traditionally "beautiful" but illustrates your personality. (This couldn't sum it up any more accurately.)
Day 2: Post a picture that is from your real living space. It can
be just a portion or a section of your room/vehicle/book bag—something that isn’t
necessarily flattering about how you actually live. (Don’t gross us out—just show
something that is the REAL you.)
Wonder Twins--both posted a photo of their desks. Ahem
Day 3: Appreciate the ordinary. Post a picture of an ordinary
object in your life that isn’t necessarily beautiful or valuable but is
important to you. You can choose to explain in the caption what the object is
and why it’s important or not.
Day 4: Post a picture of a person who has made a difference in
your life. Don’t choose a posed shot. Try to find or take a real-life
circumstance photo. You can choose to explain why the person in the photo is
important or not. (My husband is the king of the photo bomb.)
Day 5: Post a photo of what you actually ate today. One meal or
snack. Not filtered—show the whole counter or the whole area where you are
eating—not just the attractive parts. The whole thing.
Day 6: Post a photo of an activity that is important to you. If it’s
a sport, you might not be in the most flattering position or flattering
lighting. It’s more important that the photo expresses how you feel about the