When I walk into a room, I want people to notice.
When I open my mouth to talk, I want people to listen and hear.
I want them to be inspired and challenged.
I want them to pay attention to me and be amazed.
I want people to know exactly who I am, and I want them to tell others about me.
But I don’t want it to be because of me necessarily.
You see, when I show up, I want them to notice the difference that’s in me because of Jesus. I want them to feel the presence of God showing up with me.
I want them to listen to the words God gives me, words that give biblical advice, words that share the love of Christ. I want them to hear the story of the loving God Who has saved me and will save them if they ask.
I want them to be inspired and challenged to be a better person, a better Christian.
I want them to pay attention to me so they can hear about Jesus, hear about how He’s been working in my life, and I want them to be amazed by Him.
I want people to know who I am because of the difference I have (more correctly, God has) made in people’s lives and because of the way I’m different. I want them to tell others about me, so that they too can hear about Jesus.
I don’t want them to see me, no.
I want them to see Jesus in me.