Our Pastor at First Christian Church just closed a sermon series titled: Lets do BIG Things. He did a great job of sharing how we are all on this earth to serve others with the gifts we have. This short post is a social experiment and I hope everyone takes the time to participate.
In this sermon series we discussed how we all have gifts and those gifts were designed for us to serve others. Our pastor closed this sermon series with the story of the talents found in Mathew 14:14-30 If you are not familiar with this story a master is about to go on a long trip and he gives talents to his servants to invest and grow while he is away. A “talent” back then was a great some of money, life changing money. The master goes away on his trip and when he returns he asks each servant to share what he or she did with his or her talents. Once servant took 5 talents and grew it into 10, another took 2 and grew it into 4. However one who had one talent took his one talent and buried it so he would not risk losing it. This last servant made the master very angry and the master took his talent and gave it to the one who he originally gave 5 and threw the man who buried his talent out into the street.
Like the servant who buried his talent far too many of us hide or bury our talents that could be used to bless other people.
The pastor then put the above envelops on a table. Each envelope contains $10. He challenged us to take this $10 and see what we could grow it into by February 18, 2016. All the money votes will be donated to a Haiti mission our church supports and will be used to buy food. Our church gave out just over $12,000 that Sunday.
I decided I wanted to conduct a “social experiment” in my social networks.
Ever since I turned 45 or so I have felt drawn to write and share content that may help someone. I hope it saves someone from maybe making the mistakes I made. Or I hope it serves someone and they apply what I share and it blesses them, their company and others. In a recent radio interview I shared why I do this. So I try to write a post or two per week on my blog www.nosmokeandmirrors.com and share content I think can help people. On LinkedIn, FaceBook, Twitter and so on.
What I do not know is if you value that content or if it is just more social noise added to your already busy days.
So I am asking you to vote.
If you wish to vote each vote only costs you $1. If you want to cast one vote it will cost you $1, 10 votes, $10…I think you get the idea. To get this started I am casting $10 votes to Keep sharing content.
Send me your vote(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org and in the subject line write: Vote.
In the body of the email make one of three choices:
Keep sharing content
Write and share more content
Stop sharing content
I will send you an address to send your vote payments to in my reply to your email vote. Please make all checks payable to: First Christian Church/ Haiti mission.
On February 18th I will tally the votes and serve my social networks based on how you voted. I will share the results in a post.
If your votes indicate I should keep sharing as I have, I will.
If you votes indicate I should share more I will write a post, and or share a vlog every day for the entire month of March.
If your votes indicate you want me to stop posting, stop sharing content I think could help you, I will not share any content for the month of March.
Be a part of this social experiment and help me understand if you value what I write and share or not, and help our church raise money to fill the mission shelves with food in Haiti.
I look forward to hearing your votes.