Steve told me yesterday that someone told him that his goal was to be needed but not seen. That's really the opposite of what many of us strive for -- we want to be needed and we want our necessity to be obvious as well as our hard work.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. John 1:6-7John was a witness. He was needed but not the focus of what was to be seen. He pointed to someone else.
We use a lot of technology in worship (and in other arenas). It's purpose is not to be seen, but to instead point others to God. When we see the technology, our eyes are taken off the goal -- the focus -- God.
How often does that apply in our lives? How often are we to be the witness to something -- to God -- but not the focus? Does that position set well with us?
It's not about me. It's about God. And that's my calling.