If you are silent in your sphere of influence, you are not destined for greatness, but rather, anonymity.
Let’s talk about anonymity for a second. The definition is “lack of outstanding, individual, or unusual features; impersonality.” It means you don’t stand out in a crowd. I’ll take it a step further and say this: it means your efforts are lackluster.
In my upcoming book, 12 Jars: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life, one of the themes is leaving a legacy of impact. No one is going to do this if they are anonymous in a crowd.
Some people are okay with this. But let me ask you this question. As uniquely, intelligently, and intricately as God designed us, do you think our purpose includes what I call the three “I”s of Obscurity – inconspicuousness, invisibility, and insignificance?
God gave us our personality and purpose to fulfill His mission. Some of us will have missions that keep us behind the scenes. While we are not served well to bring attention to ourselves, our works that are seen by others identify us as Christ followers.
Breaking the cycle of anonymity is not about being known necessarily. It’s not about being different. It’s about being great. We are made in God’s image. When you rise above mediocrity, you rise above anonymity – in your sphere and in God’s Kingdom.