The following is an excerpt from Voddie Baucham’s sermon on our relationship with culture:
“The goal of your life must not be a scheme to gain popularity, so that you can use it for God, the goal of your life must be to know God better so that you may serve Him more faithfully in whatever arena He opens up for you. Its not that you cannot achieve great things, but do not pursue a path that compromises your knowledge of God in order to get there.
You do not have to satisfy the world or manipulate your position in it so that you can get into a position where God can use you. The fact is that God is big enough. If you think that you need to have the right credentials, then your God is not big enough. God uses the weak things in the world, the despised things in the world.”
“Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.”
—1 Corinthians 1:26-29
God please make us weak things. Make us not rely upon our credentials or status, or abilities or popularity, but on You. We don’t need another superstar, but we need the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. We need to make much of You.