Popularity is one thing that tosses a lot of believers around, becoming prominent is very good it gives you a wide opportunity to push what you believe and influence many. A lot of artists and followers have gone down in trying to relate to popularity and attach whatever they think it can contain. Well I was chatting with one lady this other day ,she said something that got my attention “,she highlighted that a Christian brother can be loved by a girl just for playing the keyboard ,singing ,preaching etc” .
You might have had a day you thought well if I was married by Deitrick Haddon wow I would be the most joyous girl in this world, well is that so?. The same question to the artist ,just because she is crazy about your art does that mean you will make a good couple? .I have seen this under the sun ,love being attached to level of popularity and is that so .Okay let me point out certain issues.
In the book of Amos 3:3 there is something exciting it reads, ‘Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to do so?’ On what grounds are we establishing this relationship?
Proverbs 31:30 reads, ‘Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised,’ Ok let us be clear here ,there are great poets ,songwriters and journalists. These guys can write ,they can melt you down, but, come on! That doesn’t mean they will make a good husband. The same to ladies she can be the Miss Zim ,the great whatever but that doesn’t guarantee a stable relationship, I have seen a lot of popular artists break up the simple reason is the relationship was founded on something that wasn’t able to sustain it.
Love whatever the artist does but draw a boundary to that love. In most cases love established based on the popularity of the next part is a selfish move based on status earning rather than glorifying the giver of the gift ,what is more hurting is that the guys also gets so carried away and be like girls are after me so am hot ,am big ya ya ya! No my guy! You are in trouble ,people should establish a relationship with God because of your art not to establish that love with you ,you are ruined. Phillipians 2:3 says, ‘Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.’
Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. …using your gift to gain the heart of women is so disgusting especially a Christian artist come on! examine yourself here!
Proverbs 31:1-5 has an interesting section too, ‘The words of King Lemuel. An oracle that his mother taught him: What are you doing, my son? What are you doing, son of my womb? What are you doing, son of my vows? Do not give your strength to women, your ways to those who destroy kings. It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to take strong drink, lest they drink and forget what has been decreed and pervert the rights of all the afflicted.’
I urge you my brothers do not use this office to get many girls ,I beg you sisters do not love them because they are popular ,this is no ground of establishing your relationship ,there is more to it ,,well we will look more into this issue in the next article stay blessed