Today when I opened my email, I saw that I had another new follower on Pinterest.
My first thought was, “I’m really not doing anything on Pinterest!”
See, I’m a sporadic user, even though Pinterest is the fastest growing social media site and I better get to it!
But for some reason, this email made me pause.
Someone was following me. That means, technically, I’m leading.
What a humbling and awesome responsibility before God.
I know, I know, don’t be overly-dramatic. A Pinterest follower, big deal! It’s not like I have millions on followers on there…or anywhere!
But I don’t take it for granted. Neither should you.
Look at the definition of lead from the Online Dictionary:
- to go before or show the way
- to guide in direction, course, action, opinion
- to influence.
If someone has signed up as a subscriber for your ezine at your website, you’re leading.
If you have peeps on Twitter, you’re leading.
If you have fans on Facebook, you’re leading.
If you have requests to connect on LinkedIn, you’re leading.
If you have a follower on the virtual crack Pinterest, you’re leading. (Just to avoid raised eyebrows here, I’ve never used crack. But I’ve read about people who became addicted to it and whose lives were ruined by it through their addiction. And Pinterest is so addictive…right now with 11.7 million unique monthly U.S. users!)
If you’re leading, you have a responsibility to be a Godly example to others.
To lead with integrity.
To be a brightly shining light to others in a dark world.
And to be humbled and thankful for the opportunity.
Sharing my heart here
I just want to tell you my readers, subscribers, peeps, fans, followers, and connections THANK YOU SO MUCH!
It’s an incredible honor that you’ve chosen to be in my space.
I don’t take it for granted.
I love you and am so grateful for you.
Nothing I do could be done without Jesus, without my family, and without you.
This morning I said a special prayer for you, for God to lead you, help you, and pour out His blessings on you.
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”— John Quincy Adams
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