Saturday, April 26, 2008

Known Or Noticed

I heard this message today on christian talk radio it was about teen girls how they dress to be notice but two words keep playing over and over in my thoughts. Known or noticed.

I was thinking about a family member who needs to have the best clothing, perfect look. She is consumed with how she appeares to others. This person is know at the start of summer to figure out how many carnivals they will go to and buy herself and children new outfits for each. She said to me once "you can't be seen in the same outfit at each carnival. "

With the events of the last few days and being around numerous family member what this person doesn't understand is how she it talked about. They use words like "fake, snob, and even spacey" They say she is all surface. She just wants to be noticed.

Then there are those who want to be known. I think I'm in that category. I want people to know me for who I am. I want to be accepted for who I am when I am inside my home when the doors are closed. Don't get me wrong I dress nice but I don't out of my way to pay for a special look. I want people to know me because I am a child of God. I want them to see Jesus in me.

You see if people thought I just wanted to be noticed and am fake how would that reflect God to them?


Sharon Brumfield said...

I am not that in to the outward appearance either. Yes, I want to look nice but I want them to see the beauty of the Lord shinning through.
It is sad to see those who are counting on the outward appearance to draw people to themselves--what will happen when they get old or run out of money?
Really they just want love.
To know that you are loved and accepted by God is the greatest gift.
I hope this family member will come to know this love.

Denise said...

Very true my friend, I want people to know that I love the Lord. said...

I hope you are doing good today! I have been thinking about you and praying for you.
This is a good post and true! Love and hugs Grams

Denise said...

Oh such truth in your words...I know people like that ,, but you soon see through to their heart.. The Father watches our hearts and it is what is in our hearts that eventually show on the outside....I want to be remember as someone that cared... I want to be Known.....

Kathy said...

I agree with you -- I want to be known for who I am in Christ.