I want to start this post by saying, I wish I was a better blogger. I read so many of my firend’s blogs who offer insight into life and how to save money at the local coffee shop. I mean I feel pretty darn good about myself when I go back and read one of my own posts where I may have stumbled upon the ocassional nugget, but mostly they are just that, random and unplanned. So to those bloggers who continue to inspire me …SALUTE!…….anyone…Hee-Haw?…anybody?….somebody?
So I am at work, and while I occasionally visit the various news sites to keep up with what’s going on in the world, I decide to take a trip over to my Alma Mater’s website. Good Ole’ Liberty University. I start searching around and find that numerous ministry-minded individuals have since recorded CD projects, sure to be filled with God-honoring praise and worship, songs of hope and faith, and the ever cliche thought-provoking lyrics as to how deeply we think about the attributes of GOD, and how our feeble minds try to understand him. I am not attacking anyone, in all honesty I am pointing the finger back at myself, seeing as how my wife and I are trying to finish recording such a ‘CD Project’. To be honest, it’s so cool. You know, to create, to express, to dress up all retro and take cool pictures of yourself in really cool places for your really cool website so people will think your ministry is really cool!?
Again….I am really pointing the finger at myself.
Because even though I haven’t done those things yet, I have wanted to. I mean, there is not a day that goes by that I don’t wish I hadn’t beaten them to it. That mine would be the “Origin of Cool”.
So now we get to my nugget that i seem to have stumbled upon. FAME (not the TV show, but the origin behind it). We all long for acceptance and affirmation from those around us. If Christ is truly in us then why do we we constantly feel as if we need anyone else’s approval? A concept I have really been trying to wrap my mind around lately. Are we all about image….deep down…do we care about the way things look… the way we look, the way we will be seen to the rest of the world? When we are walking around town or expressing ourselves in whatever we do, do people see Jesus?…or do they see what kind of shoes we are wearing? what brand of jeans we have on. Do they see how cool we are trying to be…how cool we long to be? Have we somewhere along the way traded his fame for a little piece of ours? I don’t know. I really am just not sure. But I think we will all benefit from questioning ourselves, every now and then.