It hangs like a burden around our necks.
Become the man/the woman with the most likes!!
We PURSUE likes/shares and that perfect SELFIE.
THE PHOTOSHOPPED LIFE.
I have even longed for it myself at times.
BUT INSTEAD, we often struggle with the shame of smallness. AFRAID that we will never be enough. So, we keep flipping, scrolling, streaking and posting... hoping to find love, meaning and purpose...
What does it mean to be FAMOUS?
What does it mean to be enough?
For me, there are many people in my life who have been FAMOUS because they impacted me for good...
A third-grade teacher, who put my picture on her wall. She is famous... Because she made me feel IMPORTANT!!
A sixth-grade teacher, who dared to treat me as an equal. He is famous... Because he made me feel accepted.
A college roommate, who dared to become a friend and who is even still to this day. He is famous... Because he showed me a picture of what friendship can be.
A pastor, who drove an hour through the dead of night to sit by my wife's side during a life-threatening event with our baby. He is famous... Because he showed me what love and service looks like.
My father, sleeping for the night on a hard, tile floor in a hot, humid office because we were picking up our new baby boy. He is famous... Because he sacrificed for loved when it wasn't convenient.
DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BECOME FAMOUS??
Then become famous in the eyes of a child, or a neighbor or a friend.
Become a memory of love that they carry throughout their lifetime.
You will most likely never be remembered on Instagram for longer than 5 seconds, but you can be can be famous for a lifetime in someone's heart.
You may never touch the stars but you can touch countless hearts.