PUT UP A SHOW
I listened to a young but incredibly smart young man at the Excellence in Leadership Conference earlier this month. His name is Chude Jideonwo.
I was so inspired by his messages and will share few of them over the next few days.
This message by Chude is about putting up a show. And you will wonder, What type of show?’ And what is A SHOW?
I got two interesting definitions of the word ‘show’ from Word Web:
‘Give an exhibition to an interested audience.’
‘Make visible or noticeable.’
A show is a means of coming out of obscurity into visibility.
In July this year, eight thousand people entered a replica of Noah’s Ark in Kentucky. One man actually recreated Noah’s Ark and people trooped there to see it.
He put up a show!
Putting up a show is biblical.
Elijah put up a show at Mount Carmel and disgraced the prophets of Baal.
Moses put up a show in the palace of Pharaoh when his snakes swallowed up the snakes of the magicians of Egypt.
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego put up a show when they turned a burning furnace into an air conditioned office.
Daniel put up a show when he turned fierce lions into his play mates.
What SHOW are you putting up? I pray it is one with the intent to BLESS your neighbour and not to CAUSE HARM.
The purpose of a show is to pass across a message in the most effective way possible.
The media is a very potent way of PUTTING UP A SHOW.
If you have something to say and you are not using the media, you are limiting your audience.
If you have something to say, say it.
Put up a show.
Give yourself a voice!
A lot of people are reluctant to use the media, especially the Social Media to air their views for varying reasons. Someone actually told me that Facebook ‘is a sin’ and a Christian should not identify with it.
The most ridiculous statement I ever heard.
Who wrote the first tweet?
Someone said it’s Jesus. He simply said, ‘Follow me.’
I have been a writer and speaker for years and I was not making too much impact.
Till I put up a show by going on Social Media.
I call people today and the first thing they say is, ‘Your messages on Facebook really bless me.’
I am pleased that I am affecting my generation.
Because I dared to put up a show.
It is time to put up your own show!