Agents and Self-Worth
Agents are always on the lookout for talent. Some will promise you the world if you sign with them. If they are proffering such a large, shiny carrot, make sure you know your worth. If you do not, you may end up selling your soul for phantasmagoria.
Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'”
Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him. —Matthew 4:10-11
Have you ever been in situations where your primary desire was to help? You could see how your gifts and talents could be used for the betterment of a situation, but the loudest person of interest seemed to be an auctioneer whose mission was to persuade you to stand on the auction block. You are uneasy. Historically when people stood on auction blocks, they stepped off as slaves. Through Christ, you know that you are free indeed. Why walk those forty years again?
Be discerning of the agents you entertain. Ask yourself, “Are we worshipping the same God”. There are many times in our Christian journey when we must boldly say, “Away from me Satan!” Watch him flee. Do not become entrapped by your ego. Stay focused on God. He will send His angels to attend to us. God is always with us. His agents are never far.