"Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening."
1 Samuel 3:9
At one time in our lives, each of us has stepped outside our comfort zone and done something important. But just the same, I'll bet it has always been difficult to really have others understand what it takes to put your inner self out for public exposure.
Below is a video clip that I would like you to watch.
This is a story about a guy, a guy like most of us -- common, questioning his existence, measuring himself to others, never believing in his abilities or his worth. Then one day, his passion outgrew his fears as he stepped onto a stage, a stage that took him to a place beyond his self imposed prison. Notice just after the beginning of the video when this guy says "confidence...has always been a difficult thing." In subsequent interviews it was revealed that he was often bullied and verbally abused when he was growing up.
Watch the faces of the judges as this guy walks out on the stage. You can almost see what they are thinking as they pre-judge this guy based on his simple looks, a misfit suit and the fact that he's a cell phone salesman. Maybe this guy stopped believing in what people told him for so many years and started listening to a new voice. As Christians, we need to listen to who our Lord says we are and the things he wants to do through us. Stop listening to the other voices.
Also, please watch the video clip below.