There have been so many things said to me this week regarding the talk I gave almost two weeks ago. I’ve forgotten how weird it is to be in the spotlight. Let me explain. I love what I do, but I do it with about ZERO attention from anyone in the church. It’s not the church, it’s just the job. I have encountered more grateful people in Lubbock, TX than anywhere else I’ve ever worked, however it’s not uncommon to go 6 months without a compliment from anyone. It used to bother me, but now I’m pretty used to it. I figure I know what God thinks of me so why should I care if some parent never notices anything I do?
Look Up Here, Look Up Here
But after speaking in “BIG Church” on a Sunday morning, and exposing my passion and personality to a congregation of 2,000 people; I’m as popular as I’ve ever been. I appreciate all the kind words, and testimonies related to what I spoke about, but it’s unsettling to me just a little. It seems that the only way to get attention is to be on that stage. Is it just me? I love to hear I did a good job, I am human. I just forget how funny people are about that stage. I can remember a few years ago giving announcements at a church and afterwards thinking about what a great job I did; only to then walk into a classroom and have a kid barf on me. In some sort of weird way, I think I’d rather be taking care of a sick kid. Not nearly as complimentary, but it sure feels more Christlike.