The Teacher said, “Once there was a Vlogger who scattered videos across the internet. One day he uploaded a few clever videos. Some of them were watched for a few minutes, and then people were distracted by other items in their news feed and all his hard work was lost amidst the chaos. So, the video blogger decided to specifically target his video to one or two specific social media sites and his friends shared them very quickly. However, while they received a lot of views early on, within a few days they were ignored as other, flashier videos edged them out. And, so, the vlogger decided to try some of the more difficult places on the internet. Yes, he would put his videos in places where there was much controversy and see how they would do. Unfortunately, the videos did not do much better in these spots because all the trolls blasted him in the comments section. And so, finally, the vlogger decided to specifically target these videos to those he knew would be interested in them. Instead of placing them everywhere, he said to himself, “I know these folks are the ones who are really interested so I am going to share with them.” Eventually, the videos grew over a period of days, months, and years, and he found that instead of just a few views millions of were watching his videos and some of them have even gone viral.”
Those who are willing to listen and watch, let them listen and watch.
This is what the story of the vlogger means. It is about God’s Kingdom being a reality here on earth. When someone hears, or sees God’s story and gets distracted by the chaotic noise in the world around them, the evil one has come and distracted them from the good stories which should have been placed in their hearts and minds. We all know people who share and watch videos online, and share them with their friends out of a sense of joy and laughter, but then they get distracted by the newest and best video which has come out and the original story is quickly forgotten. Others have found that when a story gets too controversial or it might connect them with a certain group of people, they decide to disengage very quickly. They’re worried about the opinions of others and don’t want their stories to cause any controversy. People’s opinions have become more important than God’s redeeming and life changing story. The one’s who hear God’s story and enjoy it are the ones who share it time and time again until it goes viral throughout all the world.
What type of video/story are you sharing?
Where are you sharing it?
Who are you sharing it with?
Written by Derek W. White (The Geekpreacher)