Little Red Numbers

11 06 2013

I wrote recently how loving anything over Christ means we are serving two masters.  To be honest, I realize most often that “I love me some me.”  While this isn’t always true, I often find myself wanting recognition for the things I do.  I search for validation from a number of places.

Like when I open Facebook, I look for those little red numbers above the notification symbols. When they appear, I click on them, “Who liked my status update? Who liked my latest blog post?” “Nobody?!, why?”  Or when I post a new blog, “How many views did I get? Who commented?, etc” Sometimes I get jealous.  “Why did that update get so many likes? It’s dumb, there is no original thought there.  It’s just a picture of cat playing with string!”

I know the reason is vanity, and I know I shouldn’t care.  But, at times, I do.  My journey, my story, my thoughts.  These are not about me; they exist through and because of Jesus.  If I truly love Him, it won’t matter who likes my updates or blog posts.

Jesus, help me exalt You above myself, AMEN!

*please enjoy this song about placing Christ first by KB

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12 06 2013
lessonsbyheart

Man’s approval is very addicting, isn’t it? I’ve been trying to kick the habit for the last eight years or so, but keep relapsing! Great post. 🙂

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