I have another confession. Not so long ago, right after I read Michael Hyatt’s book Platform (which I highly recommend to those in the writing/speaking profession), I got quite engulfed in the process of “building” my platform and neglected to work on much of anything else.
Now if you’re in a type of business or ministry where you have to work to get your message out there, as I am, building a platform is a noble and necessary task. Truly, it has to be done. Otherwise, you’re speaking into your own closet and you might as well not. If you want to be heard and taken seriously in a sea of voices, you’ve got to build a platform, stand on it, and speak up.
Building a platform these days involves mastering multiple social media outlets, working connections, being consistent at what you do, and, well, just a lot of hard work and time.
But in the midst of all that building, I came across this scripture in Haggai 1:6-8. Take it in.
- I’m back to meditating on selected scriptures several times a day to the point that I am memorizing them. Once again, this has become my very sustenance. It is truly amazing how satisfying it is to feast on His Word this way.
- I am reading from the Bible first thing every morning as opposed to after my walk, my shower, my breakfast, my daily dose of Good Morning America and my initial e-mail check. All that can wait until I’ve read from the Word of God.
- I have signed up for a new Bible study at Bible Cafe for Women. I’ll start reading Choose Joy by Kay Warren with a few hundred other women on July 30th.
- I’m spending more time in prayer every day. I am making a concentrated effort to really talk through things with God more.