Waking up this morning I read “Our Daily Bread” about Music and Megaphones. It came from 2 Corinthians 3:17.
“For we do not preach ourselves,” Paul wrote, “but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake” (2 Cor 4:5). Our purpose is not to become the message, but to convey it through our lives and our lips.
I talked to my buddy (and Life Coach) Chris yesterday about how my story isn’t something horrific like “ I was on drugs, my parents abandon me, blasé, blasé, blasé” I almost felt irrelevant, because I haven’t had a messed up life, so therefore I didn’t have a message, right?
But then it appeared to me that I don’t need all that in the first place. I got a picture in my head of being smooth clean tablets… So God’s message could be written without interference– not saying I’m superior or better than anyone who has a rough past- NO, but I am NO less a value of testimony then someone who came from a crazy past. In fact I probably relate better to people who had a pretty simple upbringing.
I’m not saying I’m “clean” as in I haven’t sinned… I’ve committed sins against God… but it won’t blow somebody out of water like “WOW you had sex outside of marriage!” I remember telling this one person that was the craziest thing I did, and she laughed at me like “That’s it?”
So yeah, I definitely wouldn’t win anybody with some dramatic story I had, but it doesn’t matter, what really matters is that love is being shown through my life now. I want to be that vessel, and megaphone that God is working through, Let Christ be evident, let his love and mercy be evident. That’s why the name is “Microphone Jones”.
And I want to remind people like me, who didn’t have some crazy story, that you don’t need to have a crazy story. I know… crazy stories may “seem cool” but you’re too cool for that… you’re probably a geek like me, too caught up in some awesome project, or too smart or scared to try something stupid – that’s cool. Don’t try to please society, and be like someone else , be happy , be who you are in Christ. And subscribe to my other channel “ B.U” ( Best University) .
God is good.