Being an entrepreneur, a creative, and someone who wants to make it their mission to make Jesus more known than themselves doesn’t come without a cost.
The cost can look different for everyone. In my own life, I have witnessed the price and have weighed the cost to make sure Jesus gets the glory and not me.
It hasn’t come without personal struggle. There are lies I have believed and an identity that I feel like people have placed on me to be a certain person, act a certain way, and make a certain amount of money.
I didn’t grow up in the church. I’ve known Jesus for just eight short years. But I can honestly say I feel like I have really only known him for about three years. Every year He reveals to me just how broken and lost I am without Him. He reveals how much work in my own heart that still must be done.
If you are anything like me, you’ve tried to make it about yourself one too many times on your adventure with Him.
Today, I want to share two things that will help you identify if you have made it more about you than Him.
- You are more worried about the applause that you’ll receive. Jesus wasn’t concerned with how many followers He had. He wasn’t concerned with who accepted His mission. He wasn’t concerned with what people thought about who He hung out with either. (See Mark 2:13—17) He knew the One who sent Him. He knew His Father. If Jesus would have worried about everyone liking Him then He would be trying to please man rather than God, His Father. (See Galatians 1:10)
People with disagree with you and tell you that you need to do things differently. Just remember that your mission isn’t to please them.
- When money trumps purpose. When you make it more about the money than the purpose in which you are called. This is something that I have walked through in my own journey. People give up way too soon because the money doesn’t match their work or their outcome doesn’t match what they have put in. Ministry is messy. God’s way doesn’t always have earthy results either.
Isn’t our mission to “go make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit?” (Matthew 28:19) This is where our hearts need to be. Is what we do centered and focused around that?
Can we trust that if we are called to something that what we need will be provided?
If you have followed me for any length of time you know I like to ask the tough questions. Friend, it’s the only way we grow.
Less about us. More about Him.
You are worthy,