What if it Wasn’t About Us?
May 20, 2015 11:21 pm / Leave a comment
By: Kevin L. Nichols – The Social Engineer™
[May 20, 2015] EL CERRITO. Today, I wanted to take the time to write down my thoughts about a couple of revelations that I had. Most people do not know that I listen to Our Daily Bread each morning before I start my day. The message was about discipleship, congregations following pastors and leaders of the church versus the person who those leaders follow, Jesus Christ. I thought about the rituals that I do on a daily basis, why I do them, and who should get the glory. I couldn’t help but wonder if people attribute the actions that I choose to me as a human being or do they properly attribute them to our Lord and Savior. If there is ambiguity, I wanted to make this point abundantly clear.
I wake up each morning with the hope of improving the lives of others. Although it may seem complicated, I share my runs and work outs via social media not because I want to brag about what I am doing, but to motivate and inspire others to go out and do the same. I cannot tell you how many inbox messages I get from people stating that my check-ins, my hikes, or running has made the difference in them getting physically fit and/or taking their health more seriously. Sometimes, I just want to rest, sleep, and relax. Similarly, I share motivational quotes, tips on relationships, and humor to uplift their souls. Could people think that this is about me building my brand? What am I doing to lead people to Christ?
Checking in at church on Sundays is not enough. Thus, although I enjoy what I do each day, I do not do it for my own personal gain. I do it because it is what I am called to do. I am in the process of engineering a new generation built on the foundation of love, leadership, activism, and altruism. The Social Engineering Project is coming soon and hope that you all are ready for a much needed revolution of rebuilding our communities so that they are stronger than ever. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a slice of heaven or paradise on Earth while we are still here? I hope that you will join me in this plight.
Kevin L. Nichols is an entrepreneur, a legal technology, diversity, social media, and political consultant who resides in the Bay Area. He is a passionate community organizer and activist. Kevin is affectionately known as The Social Politician™ and The Social Engineer™ who is engineering a better life for the next generation, socially. For more information, please visitwww.kevinlnichols.com.