Candace Payne and her Chewbacca mask have taken over the internet and brought laughter and pure joy to over a hundred million people through one short video. The sensational viral video has brought worldwide attention to the mother of two. However, her newfound fame hasn’t gone to her head. According to the Christian Post, Payne gives all of the credit and glory to God.
Payne is immersed in her church in Dallas. She is very active in ministering to people as well as serving on the worship team. She has been faithfully married for 15 years to her husband whom she met in student ministry. The couple has two young children.
Payne recently appeared via video at a Christian youth conference to urge young people to follow God.
“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 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 have obedience,” Payne shared to the youth. “When he tells you to move, move. When he tells you to 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.”
Wow! That is incredible advice. Not only is Payne overflowing with an infectious laugh and pure joy, but she is also an incredible Christian role-model. I don’t know about you but I am glad the world has gotten to hear from Candace Payne.