Personal glory vs. God’s glory: Can the two mix?

Gospel star Kirk Franklin (pictured below) recently took to Twitter to reveal his reservations about recording a new album.

Kirk Franklin

The 44-year-old Hosanna hitmaker, who released his last album Hello Fear in 2011, said he was struggling to decide whether his motivation for making a new record was to reach lost souls or gain further popularity.

“Before I start another album or do anything, I’m asking myself ‘am I trying to reach to [the] lost, or just become popular among them,’” Franklin posted on Twitter.

“Over the years, motives get grey… Is it for HIM or is it for me? Who’s name do I want to hear? Will God let a brother share in the glory?”

Grammy Awards

The Grammy Award-winning performer concluded: “If it ain’t pure, it ain’t happening. #thinkingboutrecording.”

Franklin’s dilemma got us thinking: Is there anything wrong with gospel artists being motivated by the adoration of their fans when it comes to making music? Furthermore, is there anything wrong with Christians wanting praise and attention for the good deeds they do?

Look at me

Essentially: Does a desire for personal praise lessen one’s ability to give glory to God? Tell us what you think.

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