We live in a world obsessed with self. I know it has always been this way, but the problem is perhaps more obvious today than ever. Not only is society continuing to encourage us to be self-centered, but we now have tools with which to promote ourselves twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Social media has exploded over the last few years and is now an integral part of the lives of many.
Younger people seem especially susceptible to this, but no one is immune to the siren call of popularity and self-aggrandizement. This should be particularly distressing to those of us seeking to follow Christ. We understand life is all about Jesus, not ourselves. As I heard Craig Groeschel say recently, “We are called to be faithful, not famous”.