Sunday, September 16, 2012

Embracing Obscurity by Anonymous

"No matter how famous someone might be, the fact remains; most of the other seven billion people on Earth wouldn’t know him or her from the next person." ~ Anonymous

An established Christian author has chosen to remain unidentified to make a point about living a life that points others to Jesus rather than self in a new book called Embracing Obscurity. In a world where everyone wants to shine and be noticed by others, we do sometimes lose sight that Christians are called to glorify God, not ourselves. Would you choose to be a nobody. God chose to become nothing. Jesus lived in relative obscurity, and we are meant to become more like him. This isn't to say that fame is wrong, but how you use your fame makes a difference. The influence and impact we have on the lives of others should be focused on showing the way to God. Instead of trying to gain fame, perhaps you should embrace your obscurity.

Take a look at the book trailer for Embracing Obscurity:

It was an interesting book and one that did make me think. I know that I am part of a "Look at me!" culture, and it is easy to get caught up in wanting our own voice to be heard. But, how often do I use my tiny circle of influence to tell others about my hope in Jesus? I do, but not nearly as often as I should. And, while I am unknown to 99.99% of the world's population, it is tempting to draw attention to oneself. Or, since I do Social Media promotion, to others and their projects. So, I suggest that this would be a great book to help you examine your own motives and see if your priorities need to be tweaked. I certainly need to work on my own!

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Black Friday Giveaway: For those of us who are not out fighting the crowds, I have a simple giveaway of an Embracing Obscurity T-Shirt!!
Just leave a comment letting me know you want to be entered. Winner will be selected by 9pm (CST) tonight (11/23/12)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I want that shirt!! Please!!
~ Caitlyn