Fifteen Minutes of Fame

August 24, 2018

Yesterday, James began a discussion about planning for the future, and the proper attitude about that.  He has a reminder for people who like to boast about what they plan to do, or about the money they plan to make…



Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring.  What is your life?  For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.  (James 4:14)



So-called “reality television” has remained very popular for the last few years.  It has made stars out of some ordinary people who would not have reached celebrity status had they taken a more conventional path toward stardom.


Then there’s platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter where people literally put their lives “on line” for the world to see.  It’s funny how the world wide web lures us into thinking that other people care what we had for lunch, and want to see what vegetables we are growing in our garden.


At the heart of this, I believe, is a desire by many people to be noticed, but it even goes deeper than that.  It is a desire to be acknowledged – to believe that our lives are significant – that it matters to others that we are even here.


I have some great news for you today:  you don’t need your video to go viral to get noticed. You are seen, known and loved by God, who planned for you to be here for such a time as this.  Your life is significant to Him, and He has big plans for you.  His purpose for you is to enjoy a friendship with Him.  He does want the world to notice you; He wants the world to notice Jesus alive and working in your life.  He wants the world to notice how great it is to belong to Jesus, and to be loved by Him.  He wants to use you to bring more people into His family.  He wants you to show the world that an eternity in Heaven is far greater than fifteen minutes of fame on earth, where we are here and gone so quickly.



Today’s Good News is that God sees you, knows you, and loves you.  You matter to Him, and your life is significant.  Accept Jesus as your Saviour, and let Him fulfill His purpose in your life.


Now, go share the Good News…




(Day #85)



If you are joining us part way through this Journey in James, you can access the devotionals you have missed in the archives. (The series started on June 1.)



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