23 Jun 2016
Big Thought: Vulnerability and not being ashamed.
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation for everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”
I’m currently creating a marketing strategy for Nigel (my game character), and, through reading bunches of articles on product launches, and marketing campaigns, and through listening to what Dr. Bonner has to say about conducting (I attended his workshop in LA this week) I realized that real marketing happens with vulnerability. Every time one of these articles mentioned “reach out to your friends” I got a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach, (but the fear instilled kind, the kind that you don’t want to listen to). I don’t want to reach out to my friends because I want to protect and hide my creations so that no one judges them. Not reach for support from the people that love me.
So, in thinking on this, I realized that’s the most powerful marketing tool I can have…
….being vulnerable. Letting my creations out into the world.
I need to not hide in a hole, but put my self out there. I need to enlist help from people, be vulnerable, post on Facebook, and get excited about my projects.
Every time in the past I’ve created something, I’ve tried to hide it and protect it, never telling people about it, never being open, and never showing my true self. So naturally, nothing has produced the results it has meant to..
….like the parable of the talents, I’m the guy who went and hid his talent in the ground, afraid to make something happen of it.
I realized that if I wanted something to change, I needed to change what I did….
….which brings me back to the vulnerability and to my point with the verse above.
After having these thoughts about my creative work, I thought about my faith, the key portion of my life. I have not been “letting it out” or been vulnerable with it. I’ve been making closet journal entries, sharing conclusion with safe people, and hiding behind intellectual babbles. I haven’t been sharing with people the way I should be, and I haven’t been pursuing the Lord with the most intense of vigor.
I had a dream where I wasn’t willing to die for my faith, I wasn’t willing to stand up and say, “Here’s God, this is who He is, turn from your way and look to Him.” I looked for acceptance from the people around me, before seeking to glorify Him.
If I truly love the Lord, I will not be ashamed of Him, I will proclaim His name, and His message with every breath of my soul.
Well, the Lord has revealed this to me, so it’s time to take steps….time to be vulnerable, and rely on Him, that He will handle the rest.
Here we GO!!!!