Audience of NONE – Would You Do It Anyway?

268
1Co 10:31  Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 

I shouldn’t have been surprised by the little note a beloved friend included in a donation she and a friend of hers sent me. She had told me she wouldn’t take the time to write anything this time around, but she has a heart for the Lord and couldn’t help but write what the Lord had laid on her heart. She thanked me for my obedience to God. Just moments after I read her brief note, unlike her usual long letters, it dawned on me what she had written. Only minutes before I retrieved her note and donation from the mailbox, the Lord had dealt with me in yet another lesson in obedience.

photo courtesy of pixabay.com

I had been going back and forth with Him on His direction to me to write another book. After writing three books that almost nobody read, and after he had told me to take all three books out of circulation because I had written them with the wrong heart, I have had a big hesitation to write another one. What if nobody reads it? What if I pour my heart into yet another book, and it falls to the wayside just like the other ones?

click below to READ MORE
I heard with utter clarity the Lord’s response. He wanted me to write the next book as an act of obedience regardless of who, if anybody, might ever read the book. And then the thought came to me. God, if you wanted me to write another 500 books for you that nobody would ever read, I would do it for you. The timing of my friend’s little note made perfect sense. God was confirming what I had heard from Him. My job is to love and obey Him regardless of what the world says or does, or doesn’t say or doesn’t do.

A friend told me some years ago she had read an article called “Audience of One.” The intention of the article, as I recall, was to drive home the point that doing something for God is enough even if not a single human being ever affirms or validates or praises or acknowledges us for what it is we do. In other words, if God is our audience of one, our audience is sufficient.

And in mulling all this over, the following thought came to me. Even if I had an audience of NONE, even if God Himself didn’t take a single second to acknowledge something I have done, I would do it for one reason alone. My reason would be Him. For my love for Him makes me want to please Him. And my obedience is borne out of this ever growing love for Him. And if God wants me to do something, even if God Himself never gives what I have done for Him another thought, I would do it anyway. Because given how much I love Him, I can’t conceive of holding back this love for Him.

So whether my next book has an audience of millions, or just a handful, or simply and wonderfully the Lord Himself, or whether I have an audience of NONE whatsoever, not even God, I will write the book not for an audience. I will not write it for the purpose of money nor fame nor validation. I will write it as an act of obedience. I will write it as a labor of love.

Not for anything I may receive in return. And I will write it if not a word is ever read. I will write it for the one I love this day and forever. I will write it for my Lord. And, who knows, with this pure heart I wished I had had all along, perhaps somebody in fact might be led to read it. But regardless, I will know that I have done something to love and serve the Lord with or without an audience, even with an audience of NONE. For we were not created anyway to live our lives for an audience, were we? We were not created to live our lives for the praises of man. We were created to love and worship and serve and bring glory to the name of the Lord who deserves all praise and all honor and the sacrifice of our thanksgiving every day of our lives and forevermore!

Do you struggle with wanting to be accepted? Acknowledged? Affirmed? Validated? Do you seek an audience? Do you like to get a pat on the back from time to time? Do you enjoy the praises of people? Do you find your worth in others? Do you find your significance in what others say of you? Do you desire an audience? Is your obedience to God contingent on what you may get in return? Will you love the Lord so much that you will let it all go and choose act in obedience to Him simply because you love Him? Will you let go of all the wrong reasons you may have served the Lord, and will you serve Him for this one? Because you love Him………..even if you find you have an audience of none. Will you love Him anyway? Will you choose to obey? 

Gal 1:9  As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. 

Gal 1:10  For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. 
bold and underlining added

Joh 12:42  Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: 

Joh 12:43  For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. 
bold and underlining added

Please visit Walk by Faith Ministry at https://www.walkbyfaithministry.com.

268 Comments

  1. I don’t know whether it’s just me or if perhaps
    everyone else encountering problems with your website.
    It seems like some of the text within your content are running off
    the screen. Can someone else please comment and let me know
    if this is happening to them as well? This might be
    a issue with my web browser because I’ve had this happen before.
    Kudos

  2. If you are going for finest contents like me, simply pay a quick visit this site all the
    time because it presents feature contents, thanks

  3. Please let me know if you’re looking for a
    article author for your weblog. You have some really good posts and I think I would be
    a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d really like to write some material for your
    blog in exchange for a link back to mine.
    Please send me an e-mail if interested. Many thanks!

  4. hello!,I really like your writing so so much! share we be in contact more about your post on AOL?
    I need a specialist in this area to solve my problem.
    Maybe that’s you! Looking forward to look you.

  5. Great blog here! Additionally your site quite a bit up fast!
    What web host are you the use of? Can I am getting your affiliate
    link to your host? I want my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

  6. Wow, marvelous blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your
    site is wonderful, as well as the content!

  7. Thank you a bunch for sharing this with all people you actually realize what you are speaking about!
    Bookmarked. Kindly also discuss with my site =). We will
    have a link trade arrangement among us

  8. Hello would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re using?
    I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m having a hard
    time making a decision between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different
    then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique.
    P.S Apologies for being off-topic but I had
    to ask!

  9. My brother recommended I would possibly like this website.
    He was entirely right. This post truly made my day.
    You cann’t imagine simply how much time I had spent for
    this info! Thanks!

  10. Appreciating the persistence you put into your site and in depth information you offer.
    It’s great to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same old rehashed material.
    Great read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  11. Необходимо купить диплом университета России? В компании diplom-sale.ru возможно купить нужный документ http://diplom-sale.ru без предоплаты. Выбор государственных и частных университетов!

  12. Good day! Do you know if they make any plugins to protect against
    hackers? I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on. Any recommendations?

  13. Unquestionably believe that which you said. Your favorite
    justification seemed to be on the net the easiest thing
    to be aware of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed while people
    think about worries that they plainly do not know
    about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the whole thing without having side-effects , people can take
    a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

  14. I’m not that much of a internet reader to be
    honest but your blogs really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back later on. Cheers

  15. I have been browsing online more than 3 hours today,
    yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for
    me. Personally, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the net will be a lot more useful than ever before.

  16. Hello! I’ve been reading your website for a long time now
    and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Humble
    Texas! Just wanted to mention keep up the excellent work!

  17. Uѕuall I do not learn postt on Ƅⅼogs, but I
    would like tto say that this write-up very pressured me to chexk out and do it!
    Your writing tаste has been surprised me.
    Thank you, νery nice article.

  18. Do you have a spam problem on this site; I also am a blogger, and I was wondering your situation; many
    of us have developed some nice procedures and we are looking to exchange solutions with others, be sure to shoot me an e-mail if interested.

  19. Thanks for your marvelous posting! I quite enjoyed reading it, you happen to be a great author.I will remember to bookmark your blog and will come back later on. I want to encourage that you continue your
    great job, have a nice holiday weekend!

  20. Health and wellness and also dietary supplements are properly crafted blends of essential vitamins, minerals, and also nutrients developed to assist total health. These supplements participate in a vital job in linking dietary insufficiencies, advertising invulnerable system functionality, and also improving power levels. Whether it’s boosting vitality, aiding healing, or even dealing with certain wellness needs, these supplements deliver a practical and also helpful method to maximize one’s diet for a more healthy and even more resilient way of living, https://wellnesswithrin.weebly.com/home/just-when-dietary-supplements-become-important-for-ideal-health-and-wellness.

  21. Hi there! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using
    for this website? I’m getting fed up of WordPress because I’ve had issues with hackers and I’m looking
    at options for another platform. I would be fantastic if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

  22. For most up-to-date news you have to pay a quick visit world wide web and on web I
    found this site as a best web site for hottest updates.

  23. Do you have a spam problem on this site; I also am a blogger, and I was wanting to know your situation; many of us have
    developed some nice practices and we are looking to trade
    methods with others, please shoot me an e-mail if interested.

  24. Hi there! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering if you knew
    where I could locate a captcha plugin for my comment form?
    I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having difficulty finding one?
    Thanks a lot!

  25. Thank you a bunch for sharing this with all
    of us you really recognise what you are speaking about!
    Bookmarked. Please additionally seek advice from my website =).

    We will have a hyperlink trade agreement between us

  26. Thanks , I have recently been looking for information approximately this topic for a long
    time and yours is the greatest I’ve discovered so far.
    However, what in regards to the bottom line? Are you certain in regards to the source?

  27. You are so awesome! I do not believe I’ve truly read through a single thing like this before.
    So great to find somebody with a few genuine thoughts on this subject.
    Really.. thanks for starting this up. This website is one thing that is required on the web,
    someone with a little originality!

  28. Hi! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out
    and tell you I genuinely enjoy reading your blog posts. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same subjects?
    Thanks a lot!

  29. I have read several good stuff here. Certainly value bookmarking for revisiting.
    I wonder how a lot effort you put to create this type of
    wonderful informative website.

  30. Asking questions are really fastidious thing if you
    are not understanding anything completely, however this paragraph presents nice understanding even.

  31. Hey there, I think your site might be having browser compatibility
    issues. When I look at your blog in Ie, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.

    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, excellent blog!

  32. Link exchange is nothing else except it is simply placing
    the other person’s weblog link on your page at proper place and other person will also do similar in support of you.

  33. Thank you, I have just been searching for information approximately this topic for
    ages and yours is the greatest I’ve came upon so far. But,
    what in regards to the conclusion? Are you certain about the source?

  34. Pretty great post. I simply stumbled upon your blog and wanted to mention that I’ve really enjoyed surfing around your weblog posts.
    In any case I will be subscribing to your feed and I am hoping you write again very soon!

  35. A fascinating discussion is worth comment. I do think that you ought to write more about this issue, it may not be a taboo
    matter but typically people don’t speak about such topics.
    To the next! Many thanks!!

  36. Hello there I am so delighted I found your site, I really found you by accident, while I was browsing on Askjeeve for something else, Anyhow
    I am here now and would just like to say many thanks for a fantastic post and a
    all round interesting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time
    to look over it all at the minute but I have saved it and also added
    your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up the excellent work.

  37. Do you have a spam problem on this website; I also am a blogger, and I was wondering your
    situation; many of us have developed some nice procedures and we are looking to trade solutions with others,
    please shoot me an e-mail if interested.

  38. Very great post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to mention that I
    have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing in your feed and I am hoping you write once more soon!

  39. Hi there to all, how is all, I think every one is getting more from this site,
    and your views are pleasant in favor of new users.

  40. Right now it appears like Drupal is the preferred blogging platform out there right now.

    (from what I’ve read) Is that what you are using on your blog?

  41. Ahaa, its pleasant dialogue about this paragraph at this place at this
    website, I have read all that, so now me also commenting at this place.

  42. Hi to every , since I am truly keen of reading this webpage’s post to be updated regularly.

    It carries good data.

  43. I’m amazed, I have to admit. Rarely do I encounter a blog
    that’s both equally educative and entertaining, and without a doubt,
    you have hit the nail on the head. The problem is something too few folks are speaking
    intelligently about. Now i’m very happy I came across this in my hunt for something
    concerning this.

  44. Hi there to every one, the contents present at this
    site are actually amazing for people experience, well, keep up the good work fellows.

  45. Pretty component to content. I simply stumbled upon your blog and in accession capital to
    say that I acquire actually loved account your weblog posts.
    Any way I’ll be subscribing for your feeds or even I achievement you get entry to constantly
    quickly.

  46. Hello there I am so grateful I found your webpage, I really found you by mistake, while I was searching on Bing for something else, Regardless I am here now and would just like to say thanks a lot for a incredible post and a
    all round exciting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to look over it all at the minute but I have book-marked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I
    have time I will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep up the awesome work.

  47. I’m not positive the place you are getting your info, but good topic.

    I must spend a while studying much more or figuring out more.
    Thanks for great information I was looking for
    this information for my mission.

  48. I am regular visitor, how are you everybody? This post posted at
    this web page is really fastidious.

  49. Howdy this is somewhat of off topic but I was wondering if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have
    to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding knowledge so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience.
    Any help would be enormously appreciated!

  50. It’s nearly impossible to find experienced people about this subject,
    however, you seem like you know what you’re talking about!

    Thanks

  51. You could certainly see your enthusiasm within the article you write.
    The sector hopes for more passionate writers such as you who are
    not afraid to mention how they believe. Always follow your heart.

  52. When someone writes an piece of writing he/she maintains the idea of a user in his/her brain that how
    a user can be aware of it. Thus that’s why this article is perfect.

    Thanks!

  53. Amazing! This blog looks exactly like my old one! It’s on a completely
    different topic but it has pretty much the same layout and design. Wonderful
    choice of colors!

  54. I needed to thank you for this wonderful read!!
    I definitely loved every little bit of it. I’ve got you
    saved as a favorite to look at new things you post…

  55. I was wondering if you ever considered changing the page layout of your blog?
    Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.
    But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect
    with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or two images.
    Maybe you could space it out better?

  56. Wonderful goods from you, man. I have understand your
    stuff previous to and you’re just extremely magnificent. I really like what you’ve acquired here, certainly like what you are stating and the way in which you say
    it. You make it enjoyable and you still care for to keep it sensible.
    I can not wait to read much more from you.
    This is really a great web site.

  57. Hi, I do think your website might be having web browser compatibility problems.

    When I look at your website in Safari, it looks fine however, when opening in IE, it’s got some overlapping issues.
    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Apart from that, wonderful website!

  58. Undeniably believe that which you stated.
    Your favorite justification seemed to be at the internet the simplest thing to remember of.
    I say to you, I certainly get annoyed at the same time
    as folks think about concerns that they just don’t recognise about.
    You managed to hit the nail upon the highest and also defined out the entire thing
    without having side-effects , other folks can take a signal.

    Will probably be again to get more. Thanks

  59. Thank you a bunch for sharing this with all people you really recognise what you are speaking approximately!
    Bookmarked. Please additionally consult with my web site =).
    We could have a link trade agreement among us

  60. I savour, cause I found just what I used to be having a look for.
    You’ve ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day.
    Bye

  61. Hello! This is kind of off topic but I need some guidance from an established blog.
    Is it very hard to set up your own blog? I’m not very
    techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast. I’m thinking about setting up my
    own but I’m not sure where to begin. Do you have any ideas or suggestions?
    With thanks

  62. whoah this weblog is wonderful i really like studying your articles.
    Keep up the great work! You already know, lots of people
    are searching around for this information, you can aid them greatly.

  63. Howdy would you mind stating which blog platform you’re using?
    I’m looking to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a hard
    time choosing between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and
    Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design and style seems
    different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique.
    P.S My apologies for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

  64. Greetings! Very helpful advice within this article!
    It’s the little changes that produce the most significant changes.
    Thanks for sharing!

  65. I am curious to find out what blog platform you have been working with?

    I’m experiencing some small security issues with my latest website and I’d like to find something more
    risk-free. Do you have any suggestions?

  66. You have made some really good points there. I checked on the
    internet to learn more about the issue and found most people will go
    along with your views on this web site.

  67. I am not sure where you’re getting your information, but good topic.

    I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding
    more. Thanks for excellent info I was looking for this info for my mission.

  68. I like the valuable info you provide in your articles.

    I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here frequently.
    I am quite sure I’ll learn many new stuff right here!

    Good luck for the next!

  69. Appreciation to my father who stated to me regarding this webpage,
    this weblog is genuinely amazing.

  70. Have you ever considered about adding a little bit more than just your articles?
    I mean, what you say is valuable and all. However imagine if you added some great pictures or videos to give your posts more,
    “pop”! Your content is excellent but with pics and videos, this site could undeniably
    be one of the most beneficial in its niche.
    Amazing blog!

  71. I constantly spent my half an hour to read this webpage’s content every day along with a cup of coffee.

  72. Hi! This post couldn’t be written any better!
    Reading this post reminds me of my previous room mate!

    He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this post to him.
    Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

  73. Hello friends, how is the whole thing, and what you want to say
    regarding this piece of writing, in my view its truly remarkable in support
    of me.

  74. What’s up to every one, the contents present at this site are actually amazing for people knowledge,
    well, keep up the nice work fellows.

  75. Hello there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok.
    I’m absolutely enjoying your blog and look
    forward to new posts.

  76. If you wish for to grow your experience only keep
    visiting this web site and be updated with the most up-to-date news update
    posted here.

  77. Howdy! This blog post couldn’t be written any better!
    Looking at this article reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He continually kept talking about this. I’ll forward this article to him.
    Pretty sure he will have a great read. Thanks for sharing!

  78. I like the valuable information you provide in your articles.
    I will bookmark your weblog and check again here frequently.
    I am quite sure I’ll learn plenty of new stuff right here! Best of luck for
    the next!

  79. Great beat ! I wish to apprentice even as you amend your web site, how could i subscribe for
    a blog web site? The account helped me a acceptable deal.
    I were a little bit familiar of this your broadcast offered vivid clear concept

  80. Normally I do not learn article on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very pressured me to
    try and do it! Your writing taste has been amazed me. Thank
    you, very nice post.

  81. This design is steller! You definitely know how to keep a reader
    amused. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start
    my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Wonderful job. I really loved what
    you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it.
    Too cool!

  82. Hi! I understand this is kind of off-topic however I needed to ask.
    Does managing a well-established blog such as yours require a large amount of work?
    I’m brand new to writing a blog but I do write in my diary on a daily basis.
    I’d like to start a blog so I will be able to share my personal experience and thoughts online.
    Please let me know if you have any kind of ideas or tips for new aspiring bloggers.
    Thankyou!

  83. It is perfect time to make some plans for the future and it is time to
    be happy. I have read this post and if I could I desire to suggest
    you some fascinating issues or advice. Maybe you could write subsequent articles regarding this article.
    I wish to read even more issues approximately it!

  84. It’s utterly decentralized and operates by way of a ‘public ledger’ which is overseen by quite a few accredited individuals.

  85. Howdy are using WordPress for your blog platform?
    I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and set up
    my own. Do you require any html coding knowledge to make your
    own blog? Any help would be really appreciated!

  86. Magnificent website. Lots of helpful information here.
    I’m sending it to some pals ans also sharing in delicious.
    And naturally, thank you to your sweat!

  87. Fantastic goods from you, man. I have be mindful your stuff
    prior to and you are just extremely excellent. I really like what
    you have obtained right here, really like what you’re saying and the best way
    by which you are saying it. You make it enjoyable and you continue to take care of to stay it wise.
    I cant wait to learn far more from you. This is really a terrific web site.

  88. Hello outstanding website! Does running a blog similar to this require a large amount of work?
    I have very little expertise in computer programming however I was hoping to start my own blog in the near future.
    Anyway, if you have any ideas or tips for new blog owners please share.

    I know this is off topic nevertheless I simply had
    to ask. Cheers!

  89. Hey there! Quick question that’s completely off topic.
    Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly?
    My site looks weird when viewing from my apple iphone.
    I’m trying to find a theme or plugin that might be able to
    correct this problem. If you have any recommendations, please share.
    Cheers!

  90. Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It actually
    was once a leisure account it. Look complex to far introduced
    agreeable from you! By the way, how could we keep in touch?

  91. Do you mind if I quote a couple of your articles as long as
    I provide credit and sources back to your webpage?
    My website is in the exact same niche as yours and my
    visitors would truly benefit from a lot of the information you
    present here. Please let me know if this alright with you.
    Cheers!

  92. Excellent pieces. Keep posting such kind of info on your blog.
    Im really impressed by your blog.
    Hi there, You have performed a fantastic job. I’ll definitely digg
    it and for my part recommend to my friends. I’m sure they’ll
    be benefited from this site.

  93. Excellent article. Keep posting such kind of info on your blog.
    Im really impressed by it.
    Hey there, You’ve done an excellent job. I’ll definitely
    digg it and in my opinion recommend to my friends. I’m sure they’ll be benefited from this
    website.

  94. Hi! This is kind of off topic but I need some guidance from an established blog.
    Is it tough to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty
    fast. I’m thinking about setting up my own but I’m not sure where to begin. Do you have any points or suggestions?

    Cheers

  95. Hi to every one, the contents existing at this web page are genuinely awesome
    for people knowledge, well, keep up the good work fellows.

  96. I’m gone to tell my little brother, that he
    should also pay a visit this blog on regular basis to obtain updated from hottest gossip.

  97. Just desire to say your article is as surprising. The clarity in your post is
    simply nice and i can assume you’re an expert on this subject.
    Well with your permission let me to grab your RSS feed to keep updated with forthcoming post.
    Thanks a million and please continue the enjoyable work.

  98. Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an extremely long comment
    but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t
    appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Regardless, just wanted to say superb
    blog!

  99. I’ve been surfing online more than 4 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours.

    It’s pretty worth enough for me. Personally,
    if all website owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be much more useful than ever before.

Leave A Reply