Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody

I'd like to tell you a story about four people, named:
Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody

There was a very important job to be done, and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did. So, Somebody got angry about this, because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Somebody would do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.

The moral of this story is: Be a Nobody and do what Everybody won’t! Live a life honoring to Christ alone and evangelize, evangelize, evangelize...GO AND MAKE DISCIPLES! Don’t strive to be like Everybody and follow the crowd; don’t pursue to make a name for yourself in this world and become Somebody; and don’t settle to be just Anybody; but make your life’s goal to become Nobody so that the Gift of Jesus Christ’s fullness may be displayed in you so that the entire Body of Christ may be built up!

“Then Jesus said to His disciples:
If any of you want to be my followers, you must forget about yourself. You must take up your cross and follow me. If you want to save your life, you will destroy it. But if you give up your life for me, you will find it.”
~ Matthew 16:24-25 (CEV)

“And how do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul in the process? Is anything worth more than your soul?”
~ Matthew 16:26 (NLT)

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday ordinary life – your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life – and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. I’m speaking to you out of deep gratitude for all that God has given me, and especially as I have responsibilities in relation to you. Living then, as every one of you does, in pure grace, it’s important that you not misinterpret yourselves as people who are bringing this goodness to God. No, God brings it all to you. The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what does for us, not by what we are and what we do for Him.”
~ Romans 12:1-3 (The Message)




Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody
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Hello fellow image-bearers of the Most High God!

I'm Sunny Shell and I'm an extremely grateful daughter of the LORD God Almighty. I'm also a wife to a loving and godly man, whom God has filled with kindness, wisdom and much mercy. My husband is my best friend and My Second Love.

I'd love for you to journey along with me as I share my life lessons, struggles and victories found only in Jesus. And I'd love to hear how God is growing you in your faith so that we might mutually be encouraged to press on toward the upward call of God in Christ Jesus (Rom 1:11-12).

I'm delighted you found my little writing corner and I hope you come for another visit soon. May God's grace and peace be multiplied to your spirit.