People are becoming so consumed with the notion of becoming instantly famous. There is not a day that goes by I don’t hear of someone taking “selfies” or posting pictures they hope will go viral and make them instantly famous.
Or shooting a video and posting it on Pinterest, Twitter or Instagram, or threatening to tweet an alleged “abuse” from their phone while riding on a plane. Even when sitting in a restaurant or attending a basketball game or posting something from anywhere for that matter to get immediate results or attention.
It is becoming so exhausting to the point where I am getting weary when I see so many people fighting for instant success that will not last long or for eternity. What’s the point? To be someone they think they need to be when in fact God has already created them to be the person he designed them to be.
I find there are so many people who cannot take a moment to read God’s Word and mediate on it long enough to believe what he says. To know they can live a life of peace and not confusion and believe God is not a God of confusion (1 Corinthians 14:33). Or understand the depth of his promises. What he says he will do. His word is truth. It doesn’t take the use of technology to figure out your life. All it takes is a moment to see what God says about the plans he have for your life (Jeremiah 29:11).
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). This, my friend is what grace shows you. As a believer, you have been transformed. God’s Word reveals and reflects who you really are.
Please understand it is not instant success that will define you. It is who God says you are that defines you. Take some time to read the Word and then tell me who you think you are. It is plain and simple and doesn’t need to be a picture for the world to know just who you are because of a one-minute famed “selfie” you took moments ago. The real truth is found in God’s Word. Seek His truth.
Stop thinking instant fame will get you far. Your name, your title, your level of education is not your identity in Christ. You will know who you are when you discover who you really are in Christ. Grace will show you who you are in Christ. Know that you are God’s treasured possession. The work is finished.
It’s not what you do. It’s not what people say about you. This is what God says about you. “You are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14), you are his treasured possession (Deuteronomy 7:6), you are his workmanship” (Ephesians 2:10). Take a moment and think about these things for just a second. If you were to think on things that are true, you would have no problem believing what the word of God says about you.
Everything you need to live a victorious life is inside of you. You don’t need instant fame to live victoriously. In Christ, you already have the victory. Grace shows you the true reflection of who you are in Christ. Not pictures on Instagram, tweets to famous people, or selfies that rock. Seek God’s Word and not the word or approval of man to show you your true identity. You are complete in Christ Jesus.
When Jesus died on the cross, his work was done. We can live, by faith, as new creations in Christ because of what he’s done. Do you know who you really are? Your identity in Christ is who you really are!
Be blessed! –JD
Jeremiah 9:23-24 “’23 Thus says the Lord: ”Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, 24 but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight in, declares the Lord.” (ESV)