Facebook is like a big psychology experiment. What you value and think about becomes evident in your posts. It’s like it says in Luke 6:45, “The mouth speaks what your heart is full of.”
Do your posts paint an unrealistically perfect picture of your life (because of insecurity and feeling the need to prove something)? Or do you post an equal blend of your struggles and your victories, showing both sides of your self, not worried about what people will think? Do you use Facebook mostly to promote your business, mission, or passion? Or to ask for prayers? Different people talk about different things in their posts, and what they talk about gives me snap-shots of what’s important to them.
As for me, I like the kind of God-centered Facebook posts where people get real about their struggles and imperfections. I prefer those over posts that paint unrealistically perfect pictures people's lives.
You have to be careful when you read posts on Facebook. Don’t compare yourself to others based on what you read in their posts. Even if your kids don’t win at the sports tournaments like other people’s kids….even if you don’t eat cool-looking food at restaurants (and post pictures of what you’re eating)….even if you don’t go on cool beach vacations and post the pictures to Facebook like they do….you’re still awesome in the eyes of God.
If you want to improve the atmosphere of your mind, filter what you read and write on Facebook through the mind of God. Even though its fine to have passions and interests in addition to your faith, consider posting something that glorifies Him every once in a while (or more than that). Not only will it improve the atmosphere of your Facebook wall, it will influence other people’s thoughts toward better mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional health.