Empowering Youth

Who are you really "doing the work" for?

Matthew 6:1 (NIV)

This scripture was heavy on my mind this morning during meditation. 

I was having a conversation with someone yesterday about this very thing.  I see so many people who get online and post pictures of every single thing they do to help others.  In my line of business, that's just not possible to do.    Healing work isn't for show, and it isn't for testimonials to gain more clients.  You see, when you're helping someone through molestation, abandonment issues, or getting over being gang-raped, you just don't broadcast these healing moments online for people to praise you.

Well, I don't, but I'm always bothered by people who do.

When I gave my life to Christ, I made a decision to follow in His direction the best I could.  There are some things I don't mind talking about, like an overall event or an organization or community I spoke for that touched me, but some conversations and emails are just not for public consumption. 

Others are doing the work, then, jumping online and posting pictures of themselves "recovering" after "the work".  As a healer, that also is something I don't do.  I don't talk about the seizures I have (unless it's after the fact), the battles I fight on behalf of myself and others, the pain I take on in order to heal someone else by giving them my positive energy in exchange for the opposite...

Who are you really doing the work for? 

Why are you helping others? 

Is it to brag and boast in front of others, or, are you telling a story to the people who care to "follow" you?  Are you subconsciously looking for validation from man?  Are you looking for praise from man?  I've noticed some things, and those things led me to shut down my social media accounts.  I don't want to see it, because I know people have their own reasons for doing things like this & I don't want to judge the actions.  It still disturbs me, so I choose not to look at it.

Specifically, I'm speaking of people who are "healers".    If you have to exploit someone's private and personal life to get praise, a new client, or validation, or if you have to exploit yourself in order to get people to pray for you, I want you to stop and look at the acts, and consider holding in all the things you experience on a daily if it has to include those you heal.

After you think about it, you'll thank me later.

Change Lives, Make a Difference

I may not always post pictures and video of the things I do, but it's more because I don't like to gloat or get egotistical, about working for God.

Being a Servant Leader isn't easy, but it sure is rewarding. You don't get the public praise, you don't get the standing ovations, you're not a rock star, designers don't send you their clothes to promote, and Pepsi isn't looking to endorse you.

But, lives are changed. The most important lives - our teens.

It's sometimes very difficult to be so transparent, to help teens by showing your vulnerable side (which is very uncomfortable), and hope that they take away the lesson instead of pre-judging you. When I'm in front of a group of teens, I give all I have to the point I'm exhausted. 
To be a part of something so monumental, so life changing is humbling.

Thanks to The All Ways Up Foundation for including me in your Up Through Education Summit the second year in a row.

It changed my life.