The Danger Of Chasing Fame

“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” - Luke 6:38

Today we conclude our series on Playing With The Cards You’re Dealt and what it means to use God’s gifts to fulfill his plan for your life. Over the last couple days we have discussed obstacles that can distract you from the plan God has for you and hinder your pursuit of His will. The first was comparisons. Yesterday we talked about expectations. Today, we will talk about a third threat to be aware of: fame or clout.

When considering what to do with the gifts God has given you, one of the biggest obstacles you might face is whether what you can do with those gifts is “sexy.” You know, something glamorous that others will be able to see and appreciate. The type of of work that brings fame to your name and clout or influence to those closest to you. Will it promote your brand and allow you to monetize in ways that fit your expensive taste?

These are questions so many people ask when deciding their career path. Instead of considering their gifts, talents, and abilities, they look at the industry itself and decide whether it provides the benefits (fame, power, money, influence) that they desire. This deters many from chasing after what their true passion is and what God has blessed them with the ability to do. 

The reality is when all the excitement dies down and the work sets in, so many people quit or fizzle out because they do not love what they do. They only love the benefits it provides. And this is if they even make it in that profession. Again, so many pursue these careers without considering their individual strengths and spiritual gifts.

Rather than considering the fame or clout or even financial benefits you will receive, consider the abilities God has blessed you with and pursue the path He wants to lead you on. I promise you, if you are obedient to God, He will take care of all the other things. And your impact will be far greater chasing what He made you to do.

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