Have you ever blogged what you thought was a great post …………. and really got no response at all?
Have you ever helped out someone out of a really tough spot and went out of your way to do so…….. and never got a “thank you” or were noticed by anyone that you did it?
Have shared a dream or something your were going to pursue…….and got laughs instead of encouragement?
Have you tweeted something profound ………….and it was like a tree falling in the woods…no one noticed (or so you thought)?
Have you ever made a comment on someone else’s blog that was AWESOME and insightful ……… and no one said anything about it but everyone commented on some silly comment made by someone else?
Have you ever preached your heart out or do whatever it is you do for a living…….. and got the “that would have great if you would have done…” comment?
Have you ever…..
Let me just say that I have all the above happen and sometimes it just plain stinks when these things happen. When it does happen, you have to ask yourself these questions: Why am I doing it? Am I doing these things so that I can be notice?
I, everyday, realize more and more that this life is about me decreasing and Christ increasing (John3:30). I, everyday, have to remind myself that it is not about me but it all about Christ.
So….When I write that great post that I think no one reads or likes…..it does not matter because I wrote it for Christ and who He wants to be encouraged by it will be.
So…When I help someone out and never get a “Thank You”……it does not matter because I did if for Christ and he knows and Thanks me.
So…When I share the dream that Christ has given me and people laugh…..it does not matter because I am pursuing it for Christ and he will be known because of it.
So…When I ….. well you get the picture…. it is all about Him and not about me.
Have you ever struggled with these things?