Today, Mark Zukerburg’s manifesto made headlines. The initial letter outlining the purpose of his plans for facebook in 2004 was released to the public.
The word manifesto jumped out at me.
manifesto: a written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer
Regardless of where we are on this path of life, spiritually speaking, we all get to write our own manifesto.
God himself wrote one, wouldn’t you say?
And here’s the thing.
I read Zuckerburg’s statement in reference to facebook.
If I had to pick out one point that his plight hinged on, it would be this statement alone.
“Even if our mission sounds big, it starts small — with the relationship between two people.”
Whether or not we have acknowledged Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior will significantly influence the success of our manifesto.
If we have His heart on the matter, we will have good success and our way will be made prosperous. (Joshua 1:8)
Mark Zuckerburg may look like a man having good success and most definitely prosperous by the world’s standards. Lot’s of friends and lots of money. But truth be told, without Jesus, in the end he has nothing.
(Disclaimer: I know nothing of his spiritual business and am implying nothing.)
We can have a million friends and a million more connections but the first and most important, through which every other friend and connection should flow, should be with God.
Obviously, this isn’t really about Mark Zuckerburg, is it?
No. Let’s really get down to business here.
This is about you.
This is about me.
Surely all of us can admit that there are very few who know us intimately on facebook.
There are very few, even in our day to day circle of friends, who know us personally.
Closer to home and even more disheartening, very few, even those within the confines of our home and family, can claim they intimately know us.
There is One and only one, who knew us before even our mother did.
There is One and only one, who knows our heart, sees beyond the exterior and hears the things that we don’t say.
There is One and only one, who formed us and fashioned us and wrote the manifesto of our lives in our innermost being.
Without knowing Him…one on One….
No matter how big the vision may seem, it has to start small, with relationship, not between two people but between us and our Maker.
And from there, the possibilities are limitless.
Habakkuk 2:2, And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
Are you close enough to hear Him today?
Are you within earshot of the One who knows you like no other?
Close enough to hear Him say, Write the manifesto?