How contrary that is to popular societal thought -- even current thought in Christian media. No one tells us to lead a quiet life, an unassuming life. We are told to make a big splash, to stand up and make sure everyone notices you; to have a big media platform, to gain fame to gain influence.
This kind of thought is not God's thought. God says in Isaiah 55:8, "My thoughts are not your thoughts, Neither are My ways your ways."
God's changes happen in the invisible realm within people. The one-on-one interactions, the relationships that are constant -- that are ongoing -- this is where change happens. There are no shortcuts to God's way of growth. None.
Oswald Chambers says something profound today. He writes, "The true test of a person's spiritual life and character is not what he does in the extraordinary moments of life, but what he does during the ordinary times when there is nothing tremendous or exciting happening. A person's worth is revealed in his attitude toward the ordinary things of life when he is not under the spotlight."
Social media is seductive. We can get caught up in it and the ease of which fame occurs these days. We can find ourselves thinking that to gain this fame will be a great spiritual thing because God could use it for great good. And He could. He truly could. But the spectacle will never be a substitute for true relationships and the ongoing constancy of love for God and neighbor.
Rejoice while doing dishes. Praise God while doing office work. Love others while doing your errands. These ordinary times are where extraordinary connections are made.