One of my favorite reasons for running is the inevitable delusions of grandeur. I always feel like I'm the fastest guy in the world. Or at least the best looking with a beard.
Today as I was almost home I thought about how some things had gone today and how much I enjoy casting vision with our team. Then I thought about how I'd really like my bosses to know I'm good at casting vision. And then I immediately was convicted.
What should we be known for? Being a visionary? A great leader?
I'd like to be known as a lover of Christ who pointed others towards him. I like casting vision but I hope I'm not remembered as a visionary. I love to encourage people, but I hope I'm not remembered as an encourager. I want to be first and foremost a man who is ridiculously (to the point of embarrassment if needed) infatuated with his savior.
"So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." - 1 Cor 10:31
It's for this that we live. Not vision casting, but the glory of God. Vision casting itself is not bad, but it should only ever be means to an end, not the end itself.
"So that, as it is written, 'Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.'" - 1 Cor 1:31
Imagining what I'll be known for is really just boasting to myself about how awesome I am. Which is pretty lame (pathetic/embarrassing/shameful) for a worthless sinner to be doing at all. I hope if ever I boast, even if in my head, it'll be about my love for Christ.
I hope if ever I'm known (and I wrestle if it's even possible for me to be known and keep my head on straight — hint: it's probably not), it'll be as a person who was ridiculously infatuated with his savior, and as one who sought the glory of God.