Three Reasons Why People Deliberately Dim Their Light
- You don’t want some folks to be offended because you are shining brightly.
- You don’t want people to know who you are – the real you.
- You are shy.
I can identify with #3 to an extent. I have been there, done that. When I joined Facebook, it took me a while to use my picture.
The reason was because I just didn’t want “the whole world” [friends and foes] looking at me. It’s funny I know but understand my point of view: growing up I heard many stories about what agents of the enemy can do with people’s pics, so you figure out the rest!
The social media visibility thing just felt weird but one day, I was reminded by the Holy Spirit that I am called to the nations and the messages and solutions that people need have to go forth.
The truth is this —
How will people connect if they don’t know who you are? How can folks help you accomplish the mission if they can’t see you? This is one instance where out of sight becomes out of mind. Yes!
What’s the solution – stay visible?
Yes! If your social media profile picture is not of you or you refused to let people know who you are on your website, it’s time to make the shift . That is, use your face – show you – yes you – beautiful you created in God’s own image and likeness.
Come out of hiding! Whether in business, ministry or anything you are doing, you’ve got to put a face to the posts, audio and any channel you use.
I understand that from time to time because you are promoting or supporting an event or cause, you may change the picture to that flyer or image. That’s fine but don’t leave it there forever.
We are dynamic and visibility is a game changer. APPLY it. You are royalty, on a mission, packed with purpose and power, so SHINE! Don’t dim that light!
PS. Another instance where out of sight is out of mind is the regularity of your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram posts. For example, if you have a Facebook page, pay attention to the numbers especially if you have been inactive even for one day. If you don’t post anything for three days, check if you still have the same number of followers or those who engaged.
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Belinda is a Global Privacy and Cybersecurity Consultant, Corporate Trainer (leadership, culture, diversity and inclusion, cyber privacy and security awareness), Writer, and International Speaker with a unique blend of law and technology. She is a digital entrepreneur, author, ordained pastor, mentor to women ready to impact their generation and host of Destiny Chats podcast. For consultation, click here and invitation to speak, click here