Have you ever noticed that just one sentence can be more powerful than a whole paragraph?
Last Thursday night, I had the privilege of listening to author and speaker, Kim Meeder. Kim and her husband, Troy, own and operate Crystal Peaks Youth ranch. They rescue abused horses and pair them with disadvantaged youth at no charge.
I gleaned many things from Kim’s talk. If you ever have the chance to hear her speak, don’t walk, run to the event. She is on fire for Jesus and I’ve rarely ever felt the Holy Spirit so strongly as I did Thursday night.
As Kim spoke, the Holy Spirit’s still quiet voice whispered through my mind. Kim traveled all the way from Oregon to speak and her only fee was whatever we chose to give her.
Jesus asked me, “Are you trying to sell me or share me?”
I have a book releasing this October and my mind has been filled with ways to market it.
This one sentence shook me to my core. Tears burned my eyes. My focus had turned from sharing what Jesus has done in my life, to how many copies I could sell.
We serve a God who loves us. A God who will point out where we’re going wrong in hopes we’ll rush back into His arms.
I will never again approach a project without asking myself are you sharing Jesus or trying to sell Him?
This doesn’t mean that I think every speaker or author isn’t following God’s call if they don’t operate the way Kim does. But it will make me always question my motive.
What speaker has moved you to re-evaluate your life? Have you ever lost your focus?