Why You Too Should Consider Getting Noticed

I never really wanted to stand out in a crowd. To this day, I live in dread of attending a live show and being signaled out (You know, like comedians will do at their shows). I still prefer to work hard, complete my tasks, and then slink away satisfied with obscurity.

However, as I grow older, and wiser (I hope), I’m realizing how important it is to be willing to be noticed. Not in a “look at how great I am” way, but instead in a ” look at how great my God is” one.

When my son Daniel encouraged me to start a blog, I thought he was crazy. My fear was real. I feared failure, and I feared success. I feared stumbling as I stepped out from the crowd and having everyone laugh. I feared (and continue to) looking “self-promotional.” butterfly_in_a_crowd_blurred-

A Reason To Stop Hiding

Yet to glorify the Lord, we need to stop hiding in the crowd. [←Tweet this.]

We need to be noticed so we can point others to the One who is worth noticing.

I since discovered I didn’t need to leave the crowd behind, but I did need to be bold in the crowd. 

Noticeable Faith

As the crowds pressed in on Jesus, He “at once” felt power leave Him. “Who touched [me]?” He demanded. A trembling woman, long afflicted with a bleeding problem, fearfully spoke up. “I did” I imagine her whispering. “I’m so sorry. I knew if I just touched You I’d be healed.” (Mark 5:24-30)

I am drawn to the story of this lady. She is one in the crowd, yet stands out from the crowd. She risked being chastised and ridiculed to be healed and filled. Just a touch–brave enough to let her faith be noticed. 

“’Daughter,’ He said to her, ‘your faith has made you well.'” (Mark 5:34)

Our faith should be noticeable. Evidence of our faith should spotlight the Great Physician. [←Tweet this.]

Am I bold enough to be noticed, not only to receive His gifts, but also so I can glorify the One who always notices me? 

“[The woman] said, ‘If I can just touch His robes, I’ll be made well!'” (Mark 5:28). And through my testimony, others will hear and see and find healing as well. 

Whatever crowd you might find yourself in, be so bold as to reach out for the Lord, even if it’s just with a trembling finger. Touch Him, receive His gifts,…

and allow evidence of your faith to sing His glories. 

“In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)
Reflection: Are you hiding in the crowd or letting your light shine on the Lord? 

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Find hope in your real-life struggles. We'll chase it together! I am a wife; mom of 4 (including a young adult daughter with special needs); miscarriage mom of 5; author & follower of Jesus Christ. I write, edit, speak and enjoy everything outdoors.

4 comments on “Why You Too Should Consider Getting Noticed
  1. Judith Heaney-mcKee says:

    This is a wonderful perspective: Am I bold enough to be noticed, not only to receive His gifts, but also so I can glorify the One who always notices me?

    I really like the perspective of this post. It’s easy to stay in the middle of the crowd where nothing is required of us. But if we are to be who God created us to be and if we are to shine his light in a dark world or share his love with people who are so desperate for us, we need to be willing to step out of the crowd.

    Thank you for these encouraging words. Glad I found you through Five-Minute-Friday!

    • Julie Sunne says:

      Thank you, Judith, for these uplifting words. I really didn’t know how this post would be received. But I do think as Christians we like to blend in too much with society, instead of being salt and light.

  2. Excellent post Julie. The world would be filled with so many more public voices of hope and grace if they followed your advice and example. Blogging is certainly a strong platform and it takes a lot of trial and error as we both know. For others it may be forms of art, music or athletics. Whatever it is, craft your skill so that others may see Christ too.

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