Daily Delight

Monday, June 8, 2015

In the age of social media, we obsess over how many likes our Instagram photos receive and how many followers we can collect. We strive to be seen by people instead of by God, but according to 2 Peter 3:18, our job is not to let our names be known, "but [to] grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and forever! Amen." God’s word says to Him be the glory, not us. This is hard, especially when it is so easy to become consumed by what others think and obsessed with seeking the approval of our peers.

Francesca Battistelli sings, “I don’t need my name in lights. I’m famous in my Father’s eyes.” We might jam out to this song in our car by ourselves, but we don’t actually believe that we don’t need social attention. We are so enslaved by our longing to be seen and heard that we forget it is God whom we should be pointing to instead of ourselves. God wants to root out our self-centered tendencies so he can use us for our purpose. So while you’re singing your heart out today, ask yourself: Where am I seeking glory for myself instead of growing in the grace and knowledge of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? Let the Holy Spirit convict you and guide you toward glorifying God instead.

{Photo: @elissagram}
About the Author

••Vanessa Lumby is passionate about women’s ministry and feels called to write and teach. She is encouraged by powerhouses of faith like Jennie Allen and Christine Caine.  She has started writing at vanessalumby.blogspot.com, a site dedicated to encouraging women in their faith and marriage. She would pick a good book over her cell phone any day, and would describe herself as the friend you call for coffee when you want to talk about matters of the heart. She is married to Jacob, the brilliant mind behind cashcowcouple.com, and lives happily and frugally in Texas.


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