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It is more important to BE, than to be recognized.

     My calling in life is to teach others about

spiritual truth. It is unlikely that I can help

you with material things but I can

help you with good thoughts. 

 

   I was thinking recently about a story in the Bible about a

servant of Abraham in Genesis chapter 24.  Before you change

the channel; see if the lesson from this does not relate to you!  

In the Biblical words about this servant; We are never told

his name.  So, in the annals of human history; his name will

never be celebrated.    All we know about him is that he was

Abraham’s oldest and most trusted servant. 

     He was so trusted that Abraham delegated to him, the

assignment of finding a wife for his son Isaac.  And this servant 

achieved this task with joy and excellency.  He found Rebekah.

Wow! Who you gonna trust with finding a mate for your children?

So this servant did an extraordinary thing for Abraham and did

it extraordinarily well.

      So, I was thinking about how it is possible to have the presence

of honor, even without the absence of title.  So the point is to 

encourage you to keep doing your best, even if you do not think

anybody is noticing.  We may not know the name of this great

servant of Abraham & God but still we read about his great deed

of honor, even today, thousands of years later. And even if his

deed never became known by men; it was still known to God and

made him a great man in truth, even if not in notoriety.

 

      Case in point…  

Very few people will

ever hear of my now

deceased father;

John W. Carter Sr.  

Yet, I have never

known a man

of more character, strength and toughness. I get my GUTS from

him. You may have never had the pleasure to know him. But

nonetheless, he was a great man.  His greatness was not in

notoriety or public acclaim. My father’s greatness was

demonstrated in by living the powerful truths, he perfectly

exemplified. His greatness can not be added to or taken away

from by public awareness. He was more concerned with really

being a great man, than people knowing about it.

     His example and good teaching lead to One of the first

convictions I firmly developed about preaching, that still

guides me today.  It is more important to be a GOOD MAN

than to be well – known. It would be better that no one ever

heard of you and your life be full of true value and strength;

than to be publicly acclaimed and a pauper in spirit.

     My prayer for us is that we may strive FIRST for true value,

before recognition.  May we be full of honor and strength

today, even if we are without title! 

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