We Are Not Celebrities

We Are Not Celebrities
June 30, 2022 drohenebaanyaniboadum

I had seen him before, but did not take too much notice of him. Listening to him teach was promising. One night, after praying, the visions of the Lord that came to me included him. I saw this young man as a child who had taken oversized clothing and wore them. It was such a scene, as he run toward adults, father figures in the Christian faith who had appropriately sized clothes, wanting to parade before people as one. I wished somebody could tell him to take it easy and grow to fit into those clothes. It takes time to raise fathers. 

This is the dilemma of many rising ministers of Christianity. Everybody wants to be popular. Everybody wants to be a “father” figure, everybody wants to be a “Papa” as we refer to those ministers who by their many years of service, continual pain, unforgettable sorrow, persistent labor, trials, and many afflictions, have attained. Yet God called nobody into popularity. It was never part of the deal. We are not celebrities. We birth the urge for fame and popularity out of selfish desire. It is the bane of our unbridled humanity and a trump card for the devil. Beware!

Again, he showed me in the visions of the night, another young prophet. I knew him and loved his ministry. He had also become a victim of wanting to be popular. Driven by the hysteria of social media likes and views, I watched as he met with his team after ministration, and checked views, likes, and discussed. They gave themselves hi-fives when views were high and were excited. While an effective tool for evangelism, our excitement should be because we shared the gospel. Our joy should be because a person came to Christ. Our hi-fives should be for the propagation of Jesus’s name and ideals among people. Not because we hit 10,000 likes or views. That is not conclusive as an act of God.

Many secular artists with no holy spirit’s intervention hit millions of views and likes. Attributing these as conclusive acts of God makes a mockery of the work of the holy spirit. There is no island in the work of God for pride. There is no landing ground for popularity. It matters not how anointed you feel, what mighty works you can do, or how perfect your hermeneutics are. If you ride with pride – be it concealed or not, swell in hubris because of your gifts, and are driven by the chants of fame, you may make a shipwreck of your ministry and faith.

Finally, sitting by the TV as I thought over these, I saw one minister online leading a prayer session, with his phone in his hands, smiling and reading comments and responding, and this continued throughout most of the session. There was nothing new, nothing challenging, nothing… except the old chants and monologues of the new style of speaking in tongues and flaring with emotions. I wondered why most Christians mistook emotional excitement for the authentic presence of God. Then I realized it is the same mindset that interprets everything, be it secularly attainable, or humanly driven, as God’s pristine move. Let us reconsider our service to God and not be carried away easily, interpreting everything as God’s affirmation.

With all humility in love and prayer.

Comments (21)

  1. Reginald Seyram Korley 2 years ago

    A True Word for us in this times. Lord may we walk in humility as your people.

    • Author
      drohenebaanyaniboadum 2 years ago

      Amen, Rev.

  2. Sarkodie 2 years ago

    Man of God, you are always on point. May the Lord continue to bless and keep you on that
    path of genuine ministry, without the desire to be liked and popular. A m proud to be your brother.

    • Author
      drohenebaanyaniboadum 2 years ago

      Amen my dear brother and fellow servant. I appreciate you, sir.

    • Ella 2 years ago

      Thank you for sharing Dr. Oheneba Boadum. It’s definitely worth meditating on and asking God to renew the right Spirit in his church. Lord change the minds of your people. Start with me first.

  3. Michael Opare Asiedu 2 years ago

    Wow. Really full of wisdom and knowledge. God richly bless you Daddy to continually mentor us.
    This is the very truth worth having.

    • Author
      drohenebaanyaniboadum 2 years ago

      Amen. Glory to Jesus. Glory to him alone. Thank you.

  4. Comfort. 2 years ago

    Dr. You are a walking Bible, Because your memory is fill with the Bible. It is our prayer that God will continue to ues you Mightyly in your generation. Amen & Amen 🙌

    • Author
      drohenebaanyaniboadum 2 years ago

      Amen and amen, my sister. Glory to Jesus.

  5. Prince Ahinakwah-Wilson 2 years ago

    God bless you Rev Dr for touching on this important issue in the Kingdom of God. Where are we in a rush to and for? What is chasing the young ministers of today? The popularity of the world has entered into the bones and marrows of this generational ministers. I have seen ministers who quickly rise and fall into the cracks. Ministers and especially the hound ones should know there is a process, procedures and principles laid down by God who created His world. The fact that He spoke the World into being doesn’t mean everything is instant, if it was so, Jesus Christ who is the Son would have been birth at 30 years to start His ministry. God bless you

    • Author
      drohenebaanyaniboadum 2 years ago

      Amen. Let’s continue to pray for our generation. God bless you, Rev.

  6. Ahmed 2 years ago

    Thank you for sharing this revelation great servant of God. May God continually work on our hearts. Blessings 🙏🏾.

    • Author
      drohenebaanyaniboadum 2 years ago

      Amen, MoG. Thank you. Yes, may he continue his work in us.

  7. Ahmed 2 years ago

    What a revelation? Servant of God, may God bless you for sharing. Blessings 🙏🏾.

    • Author
      drohenebaanyaniboadum 2 years ago

      Glory to Jesus. Thank you.

  8. Elsie 2 years ago

    Powerful piece ! These are the types cautionary tales that many don’t see in social media. Thank you for always sharing these powerful truths. God bless you . The devil was thrown down to earth for this very reason . It’s all about God and nothing else.

    • Author
      drohenebaanyaniboadum 2 years ago

      Yes. This was the same reason with Lucifer. May God continue to keep us from this deceit, as we lift Jesus up. Thank you.

  9. Dinah 2 years ago

    God bless you Rev. You couldn’t have said this any better. This is so deep and worth reading. God bless you so much. These are what we need in these end times. May the grace and anointing upon you increase. I bless God for your life and that of your family. Thank you for sharing .

    • Author
      drohenebaanyaniboadum 2 years ago

      Amen, sis. God bless you too.

  10. Ebenezer garbrah 2 years ago

    Woe is me. Now the sower too has issues never mind the four way characteristics of those receiving the message now adulterated or pure. May the Lord have mercy on us.

  11. Nana 2 years ago

    Thank you Rev,
    God help us. We will be wary as we continue in our walk of faith. ❤️

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