I came across a great article yesterday that was so great and timely I wish I wrote it.
Steve Smith absolutely nails it.
We get wrapped up so much in building big social media platforms for ourselves and upping our influence.
“In this world of social media rage, instant availability and huge ways to gain influence quickly, we must remember this important point: A shallow life is not a life we are impressed with. A voice not seasoned by times of pain is not a voice that has authority. A platform built by social media rather than the important planks of character, integrity and truth will not endure the tests of time.”
He does a great job making the case that God’s best work in leaders is in the hiddeness. Think about Paul in prison, or Jesus’ 30 years out of public life.
Smith wraps up by challenging us to chew on this passage.
“Be content with obscurity, like Christ.” – Colossians 3:4
Hard to argue with that.