In Washington, D.C., it’s easy to find people who feel they need to be in the spotlight. In fact, it’s not just Washington – it’s everywhere. Social media has made it possible for anyone to create their own stage – to put their life into the spotlight.
In our context – as Christian communicators – as broadcasters – let’s think about where we shine the spotlight in our programming and content outlets, in our promotions and events, in our fundraising and sales.
Paul instructs in 2 Corinthians…
Remember, our message is not about ourselves; we’re proclaiming Jesus Christ, the Master. All we are is messengers, errand runners from Jesus for you.
The idea of being an errand runner for Jesus is beautiful. Not only is it a valuable reminder to always shine the spotlight on him, it removes the pressure we tend to place upon ourselves. He is in charge. He is leading. He has designed the blueprint.
Don’t get me wrong, errand runners certainly work hard and always bring their best to the task, but when we get back to the obvious that it’s Jesus who changes hearts and lives and not us as GM’s, Jock’s, and PD’s, there’s a palpable sense of a weight being lifted.
Paul continues… It started when God said, “Light up the darkness!” and our lives filled up with light as we saw and understood God in the face of Christ, all bright and beautiful.
So relax. Go back in your mind often to that moment when you first caught a glimpse of the beauty of Christ and his love for you – his forgiveness. Visit that place often and let that moment be your guide.
It’s all about him, it’s not about us. Shine the spotlight on him. Be an errand runner for Christ.