Fame makes mad men.

The Purple Writer
3 min readNov 24, 2023

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Fame that is outside of God, cannot be preserved by him.

I tasted fame to a certain degree this year and I watched a few others in my circle do. Fame I quickly learnt wasn’t something I will grow up to be too comfortable with.

The two things I do appreciate about being known: it’s a testament to my hard work and excellence, plus, it puts my work in front of those who can benefit from it. Other than that, I don’t think I like the attention it brings.

But today’s article is not about me. It’s about a aspect of fame I have noticed and I find apologizing. I stumbled upon a post about the recent winner of a popular show. There was a video criticizing her outfit for being too revealing. I left a comment saying, “Fame that is outside of God, cannot be preserved by him.”

Which was my conclusion about the lady. I have seen fame make mad men. I have seen fame alter character (especially when money is involved). But of course, fame in itself is not the cause of alternate behaviour; it’s more like a magnifying glass that reveals what’s already there.

Sure, I’ve seen fame make incredible individuals with a positive impact, ones worth looking up to. However, when it is God that lifts a man, only him that can maintain the elevation. Once God has no involvement in the decisions and achievement of our daily life, it’s only a matter of how long such success lasts.

Fame itself isn’t the issue — the source behind it is. The recognition I’ve had and witnessed among friends was grounded in faith. God is at the center of our careers, our lives, everything. And because our fame is never ascribed to us, but to God, it is only natural that, you see God preserve his own glory.

In God we boast and make fame his name. Today, I admonish you to make your fame in God and Him alone.

Thus says the Lord,

“Let not the one who is wise and skillful boast in his insight; let not the one who is mighty and powerful boast in his strength; let not the one who is rich boast in his [temporal satisfactions and earthly] abundance; but let the one who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows Me [and acknowledges Me and honors Me as God and recognizes without any doubt], that I am the Lord who practices loving, kindness, justice and righteousness on the earth, for in these things I delight,”

Jeremiah 9:23 AMP

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