Well, hello there my friends! It’s Wednesday! My little sister Mia reminded me of that this morning LOL…I hope that each of you has had a great week thus far. And I pray that you’re looking forward to even better because that’s EXACTLY what’s coming for you…BETTER! However, on to our talk for this week.
Without a doubt, we are living in the age of social media. Everything is out in the open. Our thoughts, feelings, dinners, friends, family, videos, testimonies…everything. There are so many different apps that you can go on to show and share things. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” LOL
Some have a genuine reason for blogging/posting and if we’re honest, some people just like to be seen and heard! What better way to do that than on social media. It seems that not many people are comfortable any more being behind the scenes. Just about everybody wants a platform…a stage…a microphone. But I believe that in this hour, God could really use some “invisible” people. Some people who don’t mind being hidden. Some people who are ok if they never have their name called. Let’s take a look at scripture for a minute.
Matthew 6:1-4 in the Message Bible says this: “Be especially careful when you are trying to be good so that you don’t make a performance out of it. It might be good theater, but the God who made you won’t be applauding! When you do something for someone else, don’t call attention to yourself. You’ve seen them in action, I’m sure. ‘Play actors’ I call them; treating prayer meeting and street corner alike as a stage, acting compassionate as long as someone is watching, playing to the crowds. They get applause, true, but that’s all they get! When you help someone out, don’t think about how it looks. Just do it-quietly and unobtrusively. That is the way your God, who conceived you in love, working BEHIND THE SCENES, helps you out.”
WOW!!! Now we see why it’s important to be invisible! It’s important because God gets glory out of it! I’d rather have the Father clapping for me than people! All this hoopla. All the fanfare. All the “look at me. Look what I did.” What happened to the people that don’t mind working behind the scenes? Now understand, some people HAVE to be out front. It’s designed that way. But, it’s the motive behind it that can be unnerving.
It’s a sad day when you can visibly see people getting, ummm, I’ll say ‘upset’ because they feel that they haven’t had the chance to be in ‘the spotlight.’ Do we want to be seen that badly that it disturbs us when we’re “invisible?” Are we giving so that people can clap for us? Pat us on the back? Just to be seen? Are we preaching so that people can say “Oh, they’re anointed!” And good deeds, are we doing them so that we can receive praise? Understand this, when we take least notice of our good deeds, God takes MOST notice of them! It’s when we do what we do and want nothing in return, that HE gets the glory!
The phrase “if you’ve got it, flaunt it” should NOT apply to Christians! We all want to be recognized and appreciated. We all want to impress people with our gifts and devotion (to some degree). Yet, the bible is clear that we must seek to impress God alone! This requires a motives check up. After all, motives matter when it comes to being approved and rewarded by God. This means you must do the right thing in the right way. Give without fanfare. Pray without pride. Fast without telling everybody you’re fasting.
I’m issuing a challenge to you this week! Be a “secret service agent”! Perform some random act of kindness. Be a blessing to someone. There are cash apps. Send someone $10 just because. Buy someone lunch or dinner. There are many ways to do something nice for someone. Do SOMETHING with no ulterior motive behind it. BE INVISIBLE! Do it in secret! A person may not see it but GOD DOES! And those that do it in secret, God will reward you openly! (That’s scriptural and prophetic) That’s who we should be seeking to please. Not to receive the applause of man, but the approval of God!
Well, that’s it for today. It wasn’t deep (lol) it was a call for us to check our motives. Don’t allow social media to BECOME your god. Instead use it to tell people ABOUT your God!
As always, I thank you all for taking time to read my blog. Expect some changes in the very near future! Things are happening and I want to make sure to share it with my readers! Please leave a comment. Share these blogs on your social media. Week by week, if I can touch or encourage ONE somebody, then my work is done and God is pleased!
Until next week……
(Next Week’s Blog: “Don’t just stand there, DO SOMETHING!)