The Dangers of Women & Social Media: The Prideful
Updated: Mar 24
Hello! This is a 3 part series about The Dangers of Women & Social Media.
In this series, I will take a deep dive into 3 types of women on social media:
A:) Women who become desperate for society's attention are insecure and struggle with low self-esteem.
B:) Women who feel people should focus on their external beauty rather than their inner are vain, prideful, and conceited.
C:) Women who use their body as a form of witchcraft to get what they want are seductive, lustful, and promiscuous.
It may be you do not fall into any of these 3 categories. If that is the case, take a moment, and praise The Most High! I'm being serious, praise Him! But if you do happen to fall in one, I hope this series convicts you, like it did me. I hope you never go down these paths ever again. May The Most High bless you, and encourage you in your walk of faith, in Jesus Christ's name, I do humbly pray, AMEN.
Today, I'm gonna talk about The Prideful & focus specifically on:
There is also a Reflection + Ending Scripture(s) provided at the end of the post.
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Insight of The Prideful
Whenever you put all your focus on your looks, you are conceited. Even if you put up The Façade (here), you took pride in your looks because that's what you focused your attention on and that's what you used to receive validation.
I took pride in my looks, and I WAS CONCEITED. Whew, girl! Yes, I was. It was all about Me, Me, & Me. I was worried about my looks constantly, and if they were not up to par, then I wouldn't go out or post anything. If I felt like I looked good, I wanted everyone to know I looked good.
You probably think, "Well, If you look good, then why not show it to the world?".
If I may be biblical, that's a bit of self-worship. Who am I kidding? It is self-worship. You are idolizing yourself, but didn't Paul mention this in his topic about the last days? "For people will be lovers of self..." (2 Timothy 3:2). Don't we have selfies and vlogs? Now don't get me wrong, I don't think you will go to hell for taking a selfie or posting vlogs, but it's all about the intentions of the content. The I Am judges man by the motives and intentions of the heart:
Proverbs 16:2, "All the ways of a man are clean and innocent in his own eyes [and he may see nothing wrong with his actions], But the LORD weighs and examines the motives and intents [of the heart and knows the truth]" AMP Version.
Proverbs 21:2, "Every man's way is right in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs and examines the hearts [of people and their motives]." AMP Version.
Jeremiah 17:9-10, "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? (10) I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings." KJV Version.
The question is: Are you doing it to seek validation, or to get people to worship you?
Some common names for this topic are the following:
It doesn't matter which one you choose, they are all based on the foundation of pride.
Anyways, let's get started, for real this time.
"Better than the last girl he had."
"He definitely upgraded."
"Baddest he ever had."
"I'm a fine a** b****"
"You H*** could never."
"God knew what He was doing when He made me."
"I'm so pretty."
"They wish they looked like this."
"His prettiest problem." (I cannot count how many times I have seen this one lol).
These are merely examples I see on social media. These women hold pride in their looks. Even before I was saved, these women troubled my spirit. But now that I'm saved, It bothers me even more. I am a preacher's kid, and my dad taught me differently from the "norm". He constantly told me about The Word of God and how The Most High wants women to behave. The Most High doesn't call anyone to be prideful, let alone women. There is even scripture about how women should NOT be solely adorned on their external beauty (1 Peter 3:3 &1 Timothy 2:9).
With prideful women, they put their looks and themselves above anything. A lot of men may say, "I like a girl that's confident"...yea until she values looking good more than caring about your emotional, mental, physical, AND SPIRITUAL health. Next thing you're saying, "Bae, whatcha nails got to do with me losing my job?!".
You might tell me, "oh, you're just jealous". No. I just fear The I Am and I want you to fear Him too. The I Am says a woman should not be MERELY praised because of her external beauty but by her inner beauty (1 Peter 3:4)! Especially if you are a woman of God, you should know a woman who fears the Lord is praised (Proverbs 31:30). Your character. Your personality. Your modesty. Your morality. Your discretion. Your gentle and kind spirit is what The Most High values:
1 Peter 3:4 "but let it be [the inner beauty of] the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality and unfading charm of a gentle and peaceful spirit, [one that is calm and self-controlled, not overanxious, but serene and spiritually mature] which is very precious in the sight of God." AMP Version.
What The Word Says
I'm a woman of God and my #1 source is The Word of God. Christ said, "Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be raised to honor." Matthew 23:12 AMP Version. The Most High opposes the proud and haughty ( James 4:6), and in no way, do I seek to be in opposition to an Almighty Being.
The I AM.
or The God of Israel who can destroy both soul and body in hell (Matthew 10:28).
To be prideful is the work of Satan. Satan knows The I Am hates pride, Proverbs 16:5, "Everyone who is proud and arrogant in heart is disgusting and exceedingly offensive to the LORD; Be assured he will not go unpunished." AMP Version. Pride and arrogance is the very thing that is rooted in Satan. Satan wants women to be prideful in their looks because he knows The I Am will repay them for it, Ezekiel 28:17, "Your heart was proud and arrogant because of your beauty; you destroyed your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I lay you before kings, That they might look at you." AMP Version.
We reap what we sow. If you sow a seed of pride, you will reap the harvest of pride. And believe me, it won't be a delightful harvest.
Satan wants nothing BUT the worst for you. He wants you to continue posting the seductive media and endless selfies to get people to worship you. He wants you to direct people's focus and attention on your external Beauty. He wants you to fall.
The Dangers of Women & Social Media: The Prideful.
Please don't fall for his cunning devices (2 Corinthians 2:11).
"So, I Can't Be Beautiful?!"
Of course you can be beautiful; HOWEVER, your beauty should not lead you to pride. At any second, The Most High can humble you. This is why I love Matthew 23:12. Let me give you a few examples of how The I Am could humble a prideful woman:
A car accident,
A fire, or
An illness or condition that would end up causing a transformation in her looks.
You'll no longer be “his prettiest problem", but just A problem.
In NO way am I wishing an accident on ANYONE, but I just want to give you examples of how The Most High will do whatever He needs to do to remind a woman: "She shouldn't worship the way she looks because it is idolatry & I HATE it". The I Am is the One who gave women their looks, and He is the very One who can alter them.
Reflection + Ending Scripture(s)
If you happened to fall into this category, it is not too late to repent and turn to The Most High. He is merciful and gracious to those who are contrite about their sin. Yes, pride is a sin. All sin is derived from one of the three categories: "the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life". According to 1 John 2:16, these are NOT of the Father, but of the world.
Jesus can free you, and He wants to, but you have to be committed. Oh how I wish that ALL women would enter into Jesus' loving arms, it is truly a blessing. I did not make this post to say I am better than you or to condemn you that wouldn't be Christ-like, especially when I have had trouble with pride (& still can struggle with it). The Most High still convicts me about pride today, so I am not special. BUT, I live to please Jesus Christ, and I hope (one day), you will too. I leave with these three scriptures:
Philippians 2:3, "Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit [through factional motives, or strife], but with [an attitude of] humility [being neither arrogant nor self-righteous], regard others as more important than yourselves." AMP Version.
Proverbs 16:18, "Pride goes before destruction. And haughty spirit before a fall." AMP Version.
Proverbs 27:2, "Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips." AMP Version.
May The Most High Bless You Throughout Your Journey!
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