You were given an opportunity one day, an opportunity (and honor) to share Jesus and to share your story that day.
On that day,
Someone needed to hear about Jesus.
Someone needed to hear about grace and mercy.
Someone needed to know the chain breaker.
Someone needed to hear about the hope that YOU have.
Have you ever been in the presence of a name-dropper?
Everyone just had someone pop into their head and let out a slight chuckle because there is usually a story to follow.
You just met this person,
You know nothing about them.
You know more about who they know than who they are.
…Wait, did you even get this person’s name?
You know more about everyone’s business in the room than who this person is.
…In fact, you are still waiting on their first name.
Here’s one thing about me; I am not a “stage person” at all.
I don’t like being in front of people.
I do not want all eyes on me.
I know that I didn’t zip my pants,
I am sweating through my shirt, or
I must have bright red lipstick on my teeth.
I say that with a LOUD chuckle because
I go through every “worst case” scenario.
now don’t tell me that you have never gone through that list before?
I know you are laughing.
This is why I love Sisterhood.
We get each other.
We have each other’s backs.
Wait, I was Snow White in an elementary school play.
I do have one credit.
Where have my royalties checks been sent to all of these years?!
I need to look into that.
So, where do I like to be?
I am a major “behind the scenes” kinda gal.
I like to cheer for others.
I watch and listen a lot.
I have had the “not so great” pleasure of hearing a name-droppers conversation a time or two.
I know we all have.
I was on my laptop, and I ran across an interview.
They were given a short time to talk about Jesus and share their story.
This interview ended up being a game of one-up and constant name-dropping on who they knew in ministry.
Sadly, they were in this game alone.
You could even tell by the interviewer’s tone; this was not the goal of the interview.
It struck my heart.
…But then it all clicked as well.
Name-droppers live a life of comparison.
Sister, the comparison trap is a tool of the enemy.
Rebuke insecurity and comparison,
they have no place in your life.
They must go.
Never compare your journey to someone else’s.
You don’t know the battles they fought to get there.
Social media is just a highlight reel.
Focus on your task.
Only do what you have been called to do!
Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else.
Sister, this is not a race to see who can have the largest
following by manipulating “relationships.”
When we see Jesus he won’t ask us how many followers we had on Facebook or Instagram.
When we see Jesus he won’t ask us how many attended the last conference we hosted.
Listen to their hurts.
Wrap your arms around them.
Pray with them.
Cry with them.
Sit in silence with them.
Truly love them.
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; …
1 Corinthians 13:1-8
They see you, beautiful sister, but they need to see Jesus in you.
They hear you, sweet sister, but they need to hear about Jesus.
We need real.
We have too much fake.
Let’s die to that nasty flesh.
This is not about us, but it’s ALL about HIM!
you will have the opportunity (and honor) to share Jesus and your story with someone today.
Someone needs to hear about Jesus.
Someone needs to know the chain breaker.
Someone needs to hear about grace and mercy.
Someone needs to hear HOPE.
Someone needs to hear your story!
Take this whole world but give me Jesus.
Make this your heart’s cry today.