UNKNOWN FOR THE PLATFORM (Pt. 4)
One day while pondering a particular season, the LORD impart a life-changing truth through a series of thought-provoking questions. He said "if everyone ascended to a public platform (local or global, whether television or radio) who would be left to influence? How would I (Jesus Christ) be accessible to those who are unable to access the inaccessible? At that moment, I realized we've all erred in believing the value of one's platform lies within the visual aesthetics of another's validation of its worth. Absolutely not true!
In Scripture, we see where Jesus while attending a wedding with his Mother and disciples, the wedding party runs out of wine. His Mother proceeds to inform him "they have no more wine" to which Jesus replied "Woman, why do you involve me? My hour has not yet come” (John 2:1-4).
Perhaps you've been trolling another's social media page comparing the uniqueness of your unknown season with another's seen season. It reminds me of a quote in which Iyanla Vanzant capitalizes on a truth we should all embrace which says "Comparison is an act of violence against the self."
In other words, no matter your social, financial, marital, occupational or spiritual status, "we who are chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will" (Ephesians 1:11 NIV) should no longer through blinded eyes see our season of unknown as unprofitable, but purposefully profitable in the Kingdom of God for others.
Whether you're an entrepreneurial, serial entrepreneurial, stay-at-home Mom, doctor, hairstylist or caregiver, your platform matters to God! It's nothing I've read but lived. God sees us and lovingly applauds our efforts when nobody else sees us or understands our process of being "unknown for the platform"!