Candace Payne made history last week when her Facebook Live video of her infectious laugh while wearing a Chewbacca mask went viral. Overnight, Payne’s video gathered up millions of views. Now her video has been viewed over 145 million times, making it the most watched Facebook Live video to date.
Payne has been making the interview rounds with Good Morning America, BuzzFeed, and many more. Payne is now using her new-found fame to encourage youth to follow God. Payne was recently a surprise guest speaker at a Christian youth conference.
Payne spoke to the youth and said, “It doesn’t matter how talented, how anointed, how gifted, how passionate or how willing you are if you’re not fit to do the things that God has called you to do, and that is spiritually fit. The thing that will take you farther and farther in the Kingdom of God is three things, diligence – be diligent in the work of the Lord. Patience – have those moments where you stop and you wait upon the Lord. Don’t rush into ministry or a good opportunity because it looks shiny, wait for the voice of God to direct you. And the third thing is the biggest thing… is have obedience. When He tells you move, move. When He tells you stop, stop. When He tells you to indulge in the delights of my table, indulge. But when He tells you that’s not yours, you can’t have it, step away. Do not try to make a name for yourself, His name will always out-shadow yours.”
Payne originally made the video to share with her friends “the simple joys of life.” Read more on the story here, and check out the Payne’s viral video below.