There are times where we think being invisible would be pretty great! Students often wish it when the teacher is looking for the next person to call on to answer a question or read from the textbook. Anytime there is an awkward situation, invisibility would be a wonderful power to call upon.
Just as it is something sought after, it is also a thing wished to be avoided. Those moments when you wish someone would notice or ask what you think but you never get that recognition. You look around for just one friend but you seem to be all alone. That can be a difficult place to be.
Being invisible in our world is extremely difficult. People will often make judgment calls on your character or personality just by looking at how you dress, how many followers you have on social media, or simply your sex or skin color. While much of this behavior is being combated in society, our human nature pushes us to act on that data. Wouldn’t it be easier if we were all invisible?
I was reminded of a very important truth in the book of Galatians. As believers, we no longer are to live for self or to desire recognition for what we do. We ought to desire all the glory to go to our Savior. In Galatians 3, Paul reminds us…
“For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.”
Do you catch what he is saying?
If we have received God’s gift of salvation through Christ, we are no longer visible as an individual. We have “put on Christ” which makes us one. This also means that what I do is more of a reflection on Him than it is on me. Wow! That can be both exciting and scary. I know how often I mess things up. I’d rather that not be a reflection on an infallible God.
The challenge is that we work on becoming more and more invisible, or rather more like Christ. Think how great it would be to hear of someone deciding to follow Christ because they first saw Him through you!
Pray that you become more and more invisible as you daily…
Walk in Him!