Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Beyond our Imagination

The lights flash on.

Screams  get louder.

So loud it makes your heart pound.

And then... you walk on, microphone in hand, ready to wow the world.

Have you ever pictured something like this? Your passion is an influence of your goals in life. Nowadays, we want to make a name for ourselves using our talents. I'm sure everyone has imagined being famous.  What could be better than doing what you love as a result, everyone knows your name because of it?

No matter what talent you have, there's a big chance you have desired fame at one point in your life. I know I have. I still do, just in a different way.

What's wrong with it? It might never happen of course, but it's sure fun to imagine. I'm guilty of thinking about it a lot..You see your favorite _______ doing what they love and amazing everyone. Then you start to daydream about your own talent, wondering if it'll ever happen.

We live in a fame-adoring culture. Turn on your TV tonight and see. Countless reality TV shows encourage us to follow our dreams. While the popular shows are singing completions, it's not limited to that.

What is the disadvantage of imaging and desiring fame as one of our main properties?

It limits us.

I'm serious. Close your eyes. Think of the best possible scenario. Say you get discovered. You get famous for whatever talent you posses. Go bigger than that. Awards. Tours. Movies. Medals. Trophies. Whatever you like.

Now, whatever you imagined, whether it be writing a book that becomes a classic over the years, or going to the Olympics, I guarantee you it's nothing compared to what God has in store for you. When we make fame as a important goal, we're thinking of ourselves. God has different properties than the world does. Unlike our culture, he could care less who knows our name. He doesn't take that into proportion. Instead, He cares about the things that are truly worth living for.

Like living for Him.

God has an a purpose for us. All we have to do is realize that our story that we have written for ourselves isn't worth it. No matter what it is.

If you're struggling with identify and afraid that you're not popular enough, remember that God loves you. He loves you more than your friends or family ever could. Unlike them, He'll never fail you.

I know it's hard to think of, but if make glorifying God as our #1 goal and let Him write our story, He'll do something beyond our imagination. Will it be as glamorous as a world tour? Probably not. But it'll be much more than that.


I don't need my name in lights,
I'm famous in my father's eyes.
Make no mistake, He knows my name.
I'm not living for applause, I'm already so adored
It's all his stage,
He knows my name.
He calls me chosen
 Free forgiven, and child of the King.
His forever, held and treasured.
I Am Loved-
'He Knows My Name'- Francesca Battistelli

"This is why I remind you to keep using the gifts that God gave you when I laid my hands on you. Now let it grow, as a small flame grows into a fire." 1st Timothy 1:6







2 comments:

  1. Beautiful post! =) <3 Very important message; thank you for sharing.

    ~Jessica

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