It seems that people today, in this age of fast tempo, prefer quick and short visual stimulation rather than considered reading and deep thinking. To meet this demand, there have been dozens of instant messaging applications developed in recent years, many of them in China. For example, Tik Tok is regarded as the most influential one.
According to Sensor Tower, a mobile application data analytics company, over 2 billion people installed TikTok on their phones up to April 2020. I downloaded it a year ago since my team decided to promote our products on it.
Common people as broadcasters I felt overwhelmed when watching videos on TikTok for the first time. You could find almost everything you are interested in on it. Food, sports, travelling tips, pet pictures, military matters, beauty products recommendation, you name it. Meanwhile, I was also surprised that millions of common people, from all walks of life, are willing to share their lives with others via videos. TikTok makes it easy for users to create, upload and share a video on its platform. Not only does it provide you with step-by-step guidance, but it also helps show you how to use free music filters to make your videos more attractive. The easy-to-handle feature encourages every user to record their life and share it. No wonder it became a popular app in such a short time, and its broadcasters varies from young kids to the elderly. Your reticent friend might be talkative on TikTok, the girl next door might be a popular broadcaster who has millions of follows, and don’t be shocked when your grandparents are making videos of you and sharing it with their followers. God sees every bit of it It seems that everyone could be a broadcaster on TikTok and share their lives freely. However, if you observe carefully, you will find that people tend to display the bright side of their lives and enjoy receiving likes from it. It’s understandable for such a preference. However, it also proves that there are some things that broadcasters want to hide from their audience, as we all do. It’s easy for us to hide something from people if we decided to. Nevertheless, with God as our audience, there is no way that we could hide from Him. For no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. (Hebrews chapter 4, verse 13)
God sees every bit of our lives, no matter whether we want Him to see it or not. He sees it and will judge us in the final day. The point is that nobody, but Jesus, could stand before God’s righteous standard. No matter how gorgeous your life is presented to your audience, there is eternal wrath awaiting for you if you haven’t received Jesus as your Savior.
Live as a living sacrifice
No matter whether we realized it or not, we broadcast our lives to God each day. If His eye is on the sparrow, how much more will He be watching us? As a follower of Jesus Christ, how are you doing in presenting your life to God? Are you busy in gaining your audiences’ like or God’s favor?
In TikTok videos, broadcasters study their audience and generate the content that they like, so as to attract more traffics. As Christians, God told us what He likes and dislikes from the Bible. How much more shall we study and lead a righteous life as He desires us to?
For broadcasters who do not know God, I pray that you would know Him one day and understand there is no greater fun than broadcasting your life to God, for He is the only audience that matters. For broadcasters who know God, I pray that we would dedicate in presenting our bodies to Him as a living sacrificing each day, which is holy and acceptable to God.
Cindy Cheng was born and brought up in central China. Cindy enjoys travelling and reading history books. Cindy is inspired by talking with local people when travelling abroad experiencing different parts of the world, as well as herself.
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