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  1. I love this and agree entirely. Often, I’ve felt the pull – build platform. But, then, it comes in a whisper – trust Me. When we obey, we cannot fail. His words and intentions do not come back void. Thank you, Rachel!

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      Isn’t it wonderful that when we’re following our Lord there is no failure in his eyes. That’s a reminder I need when the enemy is telling me I’m failing.

  2. Rachel, I very much agree with you! It’s not about us but about Him and how He chooses to use us! Great reminder! Have a blessed day shining His light through you! #livefree

  3. Rachel, I needed this today. I am with you 100%. It is a paradoxical situation isn’t it? Trying to become an influencer without being influenced by the world’s standards. To be part of….so that we can reach those who are in the world….yet separate so we can remain wholly focused on God’s path for us.

    My prayer has always been that my platform would grow in such a way that it would be ridiculous for me to claim any of the credit. I ask God for this regularly. My job is to work hard and let God take care of the results. I am the type of person who needs constant reminders of this, so I am grateful for your post this morning. Blessings to you!

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      I love your prayer, Sarah. If you don’t mind, I’ll adopt it into my own prayer time. 🙂

  4. In complete agreement! I pray constantly that God will guard my heart against focusing more on stats than being faithful to His call.

  5. Personally, I don’t think you’re the type of person to let a platform no matter how big take away from what God calls you to do. I know my blog is small, I’d be happy if one person reads it or a million. i always makes sure to give Him the credit. There are things we learn, natural abilities. And then there’s God. I may have been a good writer, but He made me a better one, I think we can all agree who’s the real creative genius.

  6. It’s easy to get caught up in how others see us or how important we feel, but so true that we should be focussing on building God’s name, not our own. I suppose it’s about being faithful with what he has given us and trusting him for the results.

  7. Rachel, thank you for these good words. It is a message that we (writer/bloggers) need to be reminded of. I soaked in these words like a dry sponge. Most of the time I am inundated with messages about how to increase readership etc… when what I really want to do is to write for the glory of God.

    A “transformed perspective” and walking humbly with our God, are good words.
    Thanks for the encouragement today.

  8. Oh boy did I need this today! Thank you for your keen perspective. Know that God used your words to touch me, Cindy

  9. Thank you for the reminder! Something we should always keep before us as followers of Christ. The temptation is always going to be to promote ourself – the enemy thrives on that.

  10. This is definitely an issue for me — there are times when I feel invisible, but then God reminds me that the “platform” in front of my kitchen sink is pretty big after all, and the view is great. And He sends along messengers of truth to keep me grounded! Thanks, Rachel!

  11. How many amen’s will fit into this comment box? That’s how many times I am saying it. (#7 at Holley’s today – next to YOU)

  12. Yes and yes! Love your words, Rachel. There is so much coming at us about reach and platform, and frankly, I only want to stand on what God builds for me. It does feel good to be recognized – it feels great to encourage others – but those things are quite temporary compared to glorifying an everlasting God. So glad I visited today from #coffeeforyourheart.

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      And glorifying God gives a lasting peace. I find I can feel so dissatisfied when I focus on platform.

  13. I love this reminder Rachel. As a ministry leader it can be so tempting to want to build your platform or perform in a certain way to attract more visitors and forget what the real focus is…Jesus!

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