My friend Steven Kozar is an amazing photorealist painter. When people see his paintings for the first time, they ask, “Is that a photo?” I would probably get impatient with people. He keeps people laughing. He says, “I’m famous, but most people don’t know it.”
Sometimes your reputation precedes you. For good or for bad, people talk. What are you known for?
“Then I began my ministry in the regions of Syria and Cilicia. After all that time and activity I was still unknown by face among the Christian churches in Judea. There was only this report: “That man who once persecuted us is now preaching the very message he used to try to destroy.” Their response was to recognize and worship God because of me!”
Galatians 1:21-24 MSG