The annual convention was just weeks away, and the chairman was sick. You know, when you’re the vice-chair of anything, you don’t have much to do. You’re
the “chairman Gavel Plaquein waiting.” So there I was, vice chair of the regional gas utility marketing association, on the eve of our annual convention/training event, suddenly thrust into the role of the guy in charge. The chair’s job at the convention was to be the host, to make introductions and to see that everything ran smoothly. It was the introduction thing that proved to be the most interesting.

Because, you see, it was our tradition at the close of the convention, for the chairman to introduce the incoming chair, and for the new chairman to assume the role of host for the conclusion of the day. So, I got to introduce myself. I had a blast, “roasting” the new chair before an astonished audience, and then graciously accepting my new role.

So, I wonder, if you had to introduce yourself, what would you say?  Basically we do that every day, with our conversations, web pages, blogs, texts, tweets and Facebook posts. What are you saying about yourself that will make people want to follow you? Is what you’re saying the truth? Is it worthy of being said at all?

Matthew 5:16 (ESV) In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.


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