Jumat, 20 Januari 2012

Background

Kita hidup di jaman di mana 'diakui' dan 'eksistensi' punya makna yang besar dalam pergaulan. Di era social media seperti sekarang, status kerap kali terasa bagai ditentukan dari besarnya jumlah orang yang menjadi pendengar, teman/pengikut kita. Tidak heran banyak orang yang berusaha memiliki lebih banyak teman di facebook, atau lebih banyak followers di twitter.

We all are looking for more attention. We wanted to be heard, known and recognize. Kalau ada hal yang bisa menjadi bukti bahwa kita sebagai seorang individu mempunyai nilai lebih, seperti iklan sebuah produk, kita akan berusaha sebisa mungkin supaya lebih banyak yang tahu, contohnya mengRT sebuah tweet yang berbicara soal hal baik tentang kita.

It's very human, we are a relationship being. The human state of being is to live with other people. And to have a life with other people, acceptance is important. And when acceptance is important, the way people see us is important. And when how people see us is important, being in the spotlight is IMPORTANT. That's why so many people wanted to be a star. That's why I pursue and polish my talents so that people would like to listen to the music that I made.

It's not a bad thing actually. To be in the position where we tend to have more acceptance from other people. Tidak ada salahnya ingin diakui, diterima dan disukai oleh banyak orang, because when we become a person with influence, it means we have the power to add value to others. We can change lives. We can inspire good things to help others succeed in life.

But as christians, as the non-perfect newborn human, the spotlight can be a dangerous place. Untuk bangga pada diri sendiri tidak ada salahnya, tapi di saat ego dan mementingkan diri sendiri mulai mengambil alih, pengaruh kita terhadap orang lain juga jadi tercemar. This is why we as christians, need to understand the concept of being in the background.

As we step into the spotlight, as we enter the stage, as we walk into acceptance of others, we need to have the background mentality. A background in a stage can be a decoration, a background singer, or background dancers. We are in the stage, we add value to the performance, but we know SOMEONE ELSE is the main interest. We need to understand that NO MATTER how big our achievement in other's acceptance, we should never get in the way of GOD TO SHINE.

This is why John the Baptist said, regarding Jesus, “He must become greater; I must become less” (John 3:30). John recognized that for Jesus’ interests to shine, John’s own self-interest must decrease.

So we need to become the background, so that God can take the lead. Supaya sinarNYA will shine more brightly into the world, and so the world will not be able to ignore it! Karena di saat kita lupa akan posisi kita, our human flesh could take control, and we could distract those who sees us from knowing about GOD, about the TRUTH.

Let's be the background. Once we get into the spotlight, let JESUS be the center of our performance. Kilau ku hanya pantulan sinar-MU BAPA :)

3 komentar:

AmelyaSH mengatakan...

gilaaaaaa
inspired bngeeettt, albumnya, postingannya,, smua dah,
moga Tuhan Yesus mmberkati kk2 Disciples, k'Igor, k'Rendy, k'Jo, k'Guntur, ma smua yg trlibat dlm pmbuatan lagunya,,
diperlabain trus y kak talentanya, biar jdi berkat bgi qta smua yg dgr,,
(hehe, kpn y kak konser lgi d Ambon, soalnya aku nge-fans bngt, "_*)

Budi mengatakan...

keren...
luar biasa banget
Sangat memberkati...
thx buat inspirasinya lewat lagu...
JBU

Thomas T-Reg's mengatakan...

Tuhan memberkati setiap pelayanan Disciples..
liriknya keren.. rap rohani yang asik. jadi pengen ngapalin semua liriknya.