In this generation where almost everybody wants to become famous, oftentimes we find ourselves seeking attention not only by the way we dress, talk, act, possessions, but also even by how we use social media websites. I don’t know if you’ll agree with me but don’t you realize that this is the generation where everybody wants to be known? Few years back, the hype about having DLSR/SLRs camera was crazy. Almost everybody wanted to have one and be a photographer. Then when almost everyone already has a DLSR/SLR, the world suddenly was turned upside down by a lot model searches and even models wanna-be. Funny how there seems to be only two kinds of hobby most people have during that time: either photography or modelling.
And how about the start of fashion and photo blogs? Back then, blogs are actually associated with writers, meaning it was actually meant for writing. It is only now that it has evolved into more than just writing. We now have photo blogs, fashion blogs, and even video blogs. There are also numerous talent shows and contests nowadays. Almost everyone even wanted to put up a YouTube site and hope that one day they will be discovered.
Reality check: Why do people do these things? We always say that it’s because people only wanted to find an outlet where they can express themselves. But most of the time, this desire of self-expression is also people’s excuse for self-gratification.
In this world where people wanted to have the most likes, shares, favorites or even retweets, we must be cautious about our real intentions. I’m not saying that it is wrong to join the trend. I’m just reminding you guys, just as how I was reminded of what should be our main purpose in doing not only small things but of actually in everything. I came across this passage yesterday:
“They exchange the truth about God for a lie; they worship and serve what God has created
instead of the Creator himself, who is to be praised forever! Amen.” – Romans 1:25
Who gets all the credit? God has blessed you with skills and talent. He has given you wealth and even great knowledge. He has given you beautiful features and good communication skills. He has blessed you with the skill in writing, creativity, and even in singing or dancing. God is the one who created us and has given everything to us. If this is so, then why do we sometimes forget about this truth? Why do we take all the recognition if it is God who has given these things to us? Why do we claim that it is all our own idea, our own talent, and our own hard work? Aren’t we supposed to give back all the praise to the One who really deserves it?
This is a generation where almost everyone wants to become well-known. Why don’t we try to tweak it a little bit? Why don’t we make “recognizing the real and only Creator” as the latest trend? Now, in everything you will decide to do starting today, who will get all the credit? Is it you or God?
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