Someone reads your quick bio – checks out your picture – scans a few of your posts and decides it’d be interesting to get to know you better. The all important “next” link to you is the website you direct them to in your profile. Where does that click take them?
With over a billion people engaged with different types of social media sites – how they find you and where you are leading them can make a big difference in how the relationship moves forward. The ability to post your website is a pretty standard profile feature. If you are going to influence others online, then take full advantage of the next link.
Every click advances the story of you.
It brings someone closer to your heart and ultimately to the heart of God. Faith may not be in the headline, but it is woven between the words, sentences, and paragraphs. From fly fishing to social justice the passion in you will connect to the passion in someone else. God will use that intersection if you let Him.
There’re so many possibilities!
- Link to another social site that goes into more about you
- Link to a place that is overt about faith, ministry, or evangelism.
- Link to a place where a deep passion or interest resides.
- Link to an employer’s site or a business you own.
If you have the heart to serve, meet a need, or you want people to know exactly what you can do for them this click can do it.
Whatever the next destination is – be intentional.
Even without being overt, you can still make that next point of contact a beautiful reflection of the God you serve.
In Paul’s letter to the Philippians, he instructs Christ followers where to set their minds, knowing that their actions follow their thoughts. It is an amazing guide for all of us.
Finally brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-mediate on these things. The thing which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.”
Look at the website destination you’re sending people to in your profile. How does it stack up according to the ‘whatever’ standard Paul outlines? If you can say, “YES” to all of them, then you can stand on a big promise – the God of peace will be with you – and others will begin to find Him in you.
What surprises have you found when you took that next ‘click’ on someone’s profile?