There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? -John 6:9 (KJV)
After toiling with myself, which as I think about it, was another show of how we can tend to to put ourselves above our God. I have been using my name as an idol and sometimes without even realizing it. I went with the way of the world with intentions to Brand my name. I used as they suggested, Lance Lawshe for my twitter, for my Facebook, for my blog, for my email addresses. I really began to believe the hype that this was the best way to gain a following. Now just listen to this nonsense, I should want people to follow God not me. Yes I have good intentions to share wisdom from God, and yes I have good intentions to reach as many as possible, but as I am growing further and further in Christ I am realizing how insignificant I am.
Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the Lord your God. -Leviticus 19:4 (KJV)
I am reminded by a recent time when my son asked me, why the “lad’s” name wasn’t important. I told him that his name wasn’t important at the time, but what was important was that he took what he had, and put it in the hand of Jesus. That is what is most important that you and I do. It’s not important how much or how little we have, it only matters with what you do with what you got.
Our names are not insignificant when it comes to the world, we need our names to work, to buy the things we need, for banking, for business, etc.; however our ministries are not our own to put our names on it. It really is all about Jesus. We minister because of what Jesus has done for us, not the other way around.
In the coming months you will see a transformation of my blog, the name will obviously change, the domain name I hope to change as well, not that I am afraid of any backlash that will come for my name being associated with the words I will share, but because my name is really not important when in comparison to Jesus Christ.