Why do we strive so hard to be the best?
Do we do it for the inner satisfaction?
Or the main goal is to get recognized?
Why make a big deal when someone popular mentions us in a tweet or tags us in a post?
Why define our success by the number of thumbs up given by celebrities?
And why measure our impact or influence by the reviews given by the Times and the number one position?
It has indeed become a must to establish networks and it is normal to become ambitious to be the very best of ourselves. But we shouldn’t belittle our standards and our capabilities just to meet the approval of those we think matter in society. Your music might never be number one on the billboards or your book may never be rated as New York Times number one but you are no failure.
Your talents may not be duly appreciated by the world but your prayers are answered by the God who created this awesome universe and runs it flawlessly. All you need to do is call out to Him and you immediately have His full attention. If you can catch the attention of the owner of the universe, then you are more important than you esteem yourself.
So what if after all your hard work and toil, you do not gain the acknowledgment you so craved for? Would you be satisfied with just knowing that you have accomplished what you were born to do? Will you have the heart to be content knowing that God is pleased with your steadfast faithfulness to your calling?
It doesn’t really matter if the famous people in your field do not know you; your Creator does and as long as He is pleased with your efforts, then your work is done.
Inspired by “Satisfied” track by The Walls Group.