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
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!