Hello, there! I’m Christopher, which you should have known if you saw my cute little green logo. So, let me not distract you from the following post. I hope you like it! I’d love to hear your thoughts after you’re done reading it! Enjoy!
Fame. Ask many people if they wanna be famous, and I wonder how many times you’ll hear the answer “No.”
I mean, who doesn’t wanna be famous? Everybody would know your name and . . . . And what? I mean, people will recognize you everywhere you go. You’ll (almost) always get the best accommodations. If you ever had to face an enemy, then you got your throng of fans right behind you. Wait, where did they go?
I have been staring at my website lately (figuratively). I see that not many people have been coming lately and none of my friends where I live are coming over. It does upset me. I know that it’s partially my fault for shifting my site from devotions to music, but I still wish people were coming.
But am I wanting glory for myself or for the Lord?
I remember thinking at one point that I didn’t really wanna be famous (at this point), unless it was the Lord’s will. I felt that I would need time to mature in the faith and be mentally prepared for such a time like that.
But as I’m writing this, I realize that I am not okay about being unknown. Shouldn’t I be fine with high or low traffic as the Lord directs my way?
You know, I was so upset that I wasn’t getting much traffic that I sunk into a mini-mental depression, contemplating quitting my website.
This wasn’t the first time. I was thinking about that a few months ago, but put the thought aside, believing that God was going to bless people (or even one person) through my website in a mighty way, but it didn’t matter if I saw a big bang or felt a small breeze. I could know about it right away, or much later in life, or even never.
So I am going back to my religious ways and going to be releasing more “Devotional Corners” and “Crazy, Random Thoughts.” Not to gather more traffic, but to be a bolder witness for the Lord and to share what the Lord has done in my life and what he’s teaching me.
But, back to fame.
You know how the Bible says that our lives are like a breath, especially compared to eternity? I feel that fame is very similar in that respect. People rise up and then fade away.
I think we can see this being played out in music. Stryper was very popular in the 80’s, but not so much today. Skillet is the rage. And in pop music, Amy Grant had a #1 hit, but isn’t so much in the spotlight today. A ton of pop artists have taken her place, like Britt Nicole with “Gold” hitting many charts.
Amy Grant and Stryper are still beloved in the hearts of many, but others have taken their place in prominence.
But that’s life.
I don’t just want to be a name in the books. I don’t really care if my name is remembered. All I want is for God to be glorified in my life.
Fame is cool, but it does have its, uh, curses, so to speak. I would rather be in God’s will than to have a million followers who can turn their back on me at any moment. God’s on my side and he’ll never leave. What more could I want.
Lights and smoke. Boom. Gone. Don’t you fall for it.
But what do I want more than fame? I want to leave behind a legacy.
Hello again! I’m so happy you finished reading my post, and, boy, do I hope you liked it!