I never had a follower until I had a blog.
And when I got a blog, suddenly I wanted followers.
In the beginning, it was unhealthy for me–this craving and insatiable desire to be followed.
I was sucked into the vortex of growing something bigger and better, something about and for me.
It took me a couple hundred blog posts to realize that in order to have followers, I needed to be a leader or at least lead well. You know, as in follow-the-leader.
But it took an altar and sacrifice for me to understand that I don’t need followers at all.
I need to focus my attention on following Him. And in doing that, He makes me a leader.
Jesus isn’t desperate for more followers.
He is desperate to make the dead alive.
He didn’t try to boost His numbers or grow His crowd. There aren’t numerical records boasting of his success. He was desperate all right, but just for what mattered.
I want to be like Him: Free of the burden to be somebody, void of the desire to make my name known; Empty of the drive to have more and more fans following me.
We don’t need more followers (or friends or fame), we need more of Him.
It’s so easy to get caught up in rat race of making ourselves known…being the best! Do you sometimes struggle with this pull online or in your real life?
by Kristen Welch, We are THAT familyLeave a Comment