Not made for fame

It’s not about the number of followers you have, but the lives you influence. (Unknown)

 
Something that’s very easy to forget when one lives in Facebook-Twitter-blogging world; where the only way to determine one’s influence and position is through the maximum number of hits-likes-followers one has.
 
So, when I came across this quote — I tried searching for the source for over an hour — I was overcome with a feeling akin to being splashed with freezing bucket of water in the month of December.
 
And you know why?
Because earlier, I thought it was “pretty cool” to have numerous followers.
Who wouldn’t want that? After all, isn’t that a confirmation that one is pretty good at what they are doing?
 
Until I realised, it’s really not that cool.
And you know why?
 
Pride.
And you know what comes after pride?
 
A person’s downfall.
 
Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him. (Proverbs 26:12)
 
The making of a Fool begins the moment he gets distracted by the praise given by others and, thus, forgets the One whom he is supposed to praise all along. 
 
The human soul was not made for fame.
We do it with our athletes and our movie stars and our professional Christians, too. We know better than to worship them, but we put them up slightly higher than ordinary. 
 
So, the next time you are nudged by your friend to like her picture or when you feel disappointed because your posts aren’t getting the number of likes that Lecrae’s posts get, just remember… 
 
It’s more important to make a change by being loving to your family members than writing profound posts that world admires.
 
It is not good to eat much honey, nor is it glorious to seek one’s own glory. (Proverbs 25:27)
 
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