In the world of blogging, I'm a nobody. Nobody at all. I chuckled when I received a publicity email this week that offered me a book for review. I responded that I'd be glad to review it. Then, I got an email asking for my credentials. What groups am I associated with? How many readers do I have? I just had to chuckle. Our world is so focused on who you know now because of social networking. It is strange at times to be on the outside since I deleted my facebook account last year.
My husband commented to me that because I even let it bother me or question my worth for a second that some part of me believed it.
Hmm... Do I?
When I was growing up, one's worth was determined by whether they were popular and well liked at school. The number of Facebook friends and "likes", twitter readers, pins on pinterest, and blog readers... That's what our society now determines whether someone is popular, and thus of more or less worth knowing.
I was at a dinner a few weeks ago, where we all played a game. We went around the circle and shared things that at least a few people in the room wouldn't know about us. It was a get to know you, ice beaker type of game. As the circle went around, several people said "I met..." or "I saw..." When my turn, I couldn't say anyone's name. I've never actually met anyone our world would say is famous. I don't know anyone famous. I'm a nobody.
Now, I know I'm not really a nobody.
John 3:16 tells me that