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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Fame (05/10/12)

TITLE: The Future of Fame
By Frances Seymour


While walking through the neighborhood last week, fame came to mind. Many thoughts entered and numerous people and faces surfaced. I couldn’t help but recall the most recent pop singer tragedy. She arose to fame and fortune in the 70’s only to hit rock bottom at the end of her life. What a sad twist of fate for a person of incredible physical beauty and talent. This reality reminded me that fame is worthless without faith.

Just beyond these thoughts, I looked up into a clear blue sky etched with a few white powdery clouds and watched as a shiny, silver jet soared overhead. As I gazed upon the heavens, I realized that the person piloting that jet probably held one of the highest positions on earth and yet he was unknown. He possessed the skill, knowledge and ability to steer that huge metal bird from shore to shore if need be, and was accountable for many lives. And yet, he performed this amazing feat, not for fame, but for the simple love of flying. God gave the pilot and many other unsung heroes, the desire to do what they do because He wired them that way. Given this fact, we should rejoice because we all possess individual desires and abilities. It’s up to us to decide how we use these gifts.

If we use our talent only for the hope of fame, we must remember that fame is temporary and fleeting; a title only for today. We can hustle hard work to achieve but in the end, we will pass from this life to the next. Fame is something that comes and goes because no one is destined to live on earth forever.

Every person that acquires fame rises and falls—all except one. Jesus Christ defeated death and still lives today. The good news is, so can we! If we believe in God and place our faith in Him, our future is secure. Fame walks hand in hand with life on earth because it is temporary. But, our home—our real home is in heaven and it is eternal. Think about that.

As the Scriptures say, “People are like grass;
their beauty is like a flower in the field.
The grass withers and the flower fades.
But the word of the Lord remains forever. 1 Peter 1:24-25(NLT)

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C D Swanson 05/17/12
Nicely done. A very valid and important message told in this lovely piece.

I enjoyed it. Thank you.

God bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/17/12
This is a nice devotion. I really liked the example you gave. I thought I was the only one that looked at the sky and saw a plane and wondered about the people on it. i often will say a pray for them too.

The only thing I might suggest is to challenge yourself to write on topic without using the topic word at all or sparingly.

Your message is right to the point. I'm sure many of us dream of being the next great author but as you showed their is only one great author and if we do as he wishes that is a gift greater than fame.
Genia Gilbert05/17/12
I like your title and the point that earthly fame is quite temporary, fleeting even. A lot said in a few words.
Marina Rojas05/19/12
A good reminder of fame's fleeting pass on this earth, and the One who was, and is, and will always be.

Laura Hawbaker05/20/12
Well written article. As I just returned from an airplane trip, I am thankful for a skilled piolot. I didn't care if he was famous or not!
Hiram Claudio05/21/12
Simple, straightforward, and to the point. Your message comes across very well and the overall piece is crafted very nicely. Good work!
Leola Ogle 05/21/12
A great message in this entry. I enjoyed this. God bless!
Edmond Ng 05/23/12
Very good thoughts. Thanks for sharing this.