I recently shared the picture above on a social media platform. The context was just as some entrepreneurs used to frame and display the first dollar they made, I was sharing the email that led to the first music licensing contract I acquired back in 2015 with NBC Universal on behalf of The Tonight Show.

It wasn’t my skill, talent, or connections…but God suddenly and unexpectedly allowed this opportunity to fall into my lap.

I shared this on social media to give God glory, and to give hope to others pursuing their purpose, dreams and vision.

I received several positive reactions, both LIKES 👍🏾 and LOVES ❤️ .


I received a private inbox message from a fellow minister who never, ever, ever acknowledges me on social media. He told me that even though I ‘blacked out’ the name of the person who sent me the licensing email, that if you BLOW IT UP, you can still see the name.


I looked back at where I posted the picture and he didn’t click LIKE👍🏾, ❤️ LOVE, or even ANGRY 😡.

He chose to ignore the reactions and BLOW UP the picture which was very intentional. It took effort.

Sooooooo, what is his behavior saying without saying?

It’s amazing how people are unintentionally transparent.

By reading between the lines, whose behavior is transparent, his or mine?

Psalm 28:3b(NIV)

3…who speak cordially with their neighbors
but harbor malice in their hearts.(A)




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  1. “Sooooooo, what is that behavior saying without saying?”

    Perhaps he just wanted to inform you that if your intention was to conceal the contact information, you failed. Did you thank him? On most platforms zooming an image is a trivial operation, taking at most 1% of the time needed to create and send a message.

    This post pushed one of my buttons. I had an eConversation with someone today and he or she attempted to assign a motivation to my behavior. As usual, he or she was wrong. He or she is one of many people who have told me why I did something or why I think something, and they were almost always wrong.

    Judging hearts is in God’s domain, not mans’.

    But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
    1 Samuel 16:7 NKJV

    9 “The heart is deceitful above all things,
    And desperately wicked;
    Who can know it?
    10 I, the Lord, search the heart,
    I test the mind,
    Even to give every man according to his ways,
    According to the fruit of his doings.
    Jeremiah 17:9-10 New King James Version (NKJV)

    For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
    Hebrews 4:12 New King James Version (NKJV)

    If I’m wrong, I apologize. 🙂

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    1. No need to apologize. Because of past and current behavior, I feel pretty comfortable in my assessment of his behavior. This particular situation didn’t take place in isolation. However, if not, I could be unintentionally transparent myself. Thanks for adding to the conversation. That’s why I shared it.

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