Tuesday, May 21, 2013

How the World Sees You



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Have you ever wondered how the world perceives you? Recently I got the chance to see that first hand. The description above was found in another blogger’s post on social media mastery (I’m still in awe that I made the list). 

Her quote, “Christianity with authenticity and no judgment,” I’ll take it. If I would have made a goal of how I’d like to be perceived by the world I don’t think I could have come up with a much better description than that. I can only hope that the people I minister to on a regular basis see me the same way. (Sure they’re predominantly college-aged males but it could be close, right?)

Do you ever think about what the world thinks of you? I hope so because it matters. Sure there are times that judgment rears its ugly head in my life as it does with all of us…but the idea that I’ve presented a representation of Christ that makes people feel safe? I’m humbled.

So how do you think the world perceives you? If you could write down what they think right now what do you think it would be? Does it affirm what you’re already doing or move you toward change? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

And “little but mighty,” perhaps that could be my theme for next year?


4 comments:

  1. I love that description of you! This is a topic I really struggle with, and I am not sure if I am on the track I want to be, but I think I am making strides.

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    1. Growth, moving forward, is what matters most here. We never attain perfection in this area and we will fail sometimes. What matters is that we keep moving.

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  2. What a great description of you, Joy! You are authentic, and I love that about you! I can't say what the world would say about me - I know it's different than what I might think. Maybe good, maybe bad!? :) On another note, I noticed you're going to Allume, again!! I'm not sure that I'm going, yet, but most likely! I'd been thinking She Speaks, but I'm 99 percent positive that's out. Oh, now I really hope I get to go! It'd be so nice to see you!

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    1. Oh yes, I'd love to see you as well :)

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