I like to pass on the word of others who have a gift of empowering people. I heard a message today from Steven Furtick called, “Cancel the Audition. You’ve Already Got The Part“. It’s great.
Steven talks about watching The Voice for the first time. If you haven’t seen the show, it’s a take off on American Idol but different. Four judges listen to singers with their backs turned to the singers as they audition. If the judges like the voice they turn their chair around and qualify to be their coach. But the talent actually gets to choose the coach, assuming more than one judge turns around their chair.
Steven didn’t quite understand how it works. But he cued in on the idea that the judges accept the talent before they see them and he compared that to how God accepts us regardless of who we are. And that’s how he got the title. “Cancel the audition” means that we don’t have to try out for God. We don’t have to prove ourselves. God accepts us before the music starts! He said, we don’t need to achieve God’s acceptance. We just need to receive it.
It reminded me of what I read in the New Testament today. It said…
In other words, God has given us everything we need to live a Spirit-filled life of joy and success. Now just live it. Quit hoping that God is happy with you. Just live knowing that he is happy and let that knowledge take you to a new level.