Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Voice

Seth Godin did a recent blog on play-by-play and color commentary. In sports broadcasting, the play-by-play person "tells it like it is," basically reporting the facts of the game. The color analyst fills in the game call with fun, sometimes useless anecdotes or observations. These can be funny or inflammatory or over exaggerations.

Each of us has a "voice" that plays in our head. The voice can correct us, encourage us, inspire us, embolden us or beat us down. For some of us, we wonder if it is God talking. The only way to tell is to try it out and see if the fruit of our actions squares with scripture, enforces life, and passes muster with a friend who has permission to tell we are dead wrong and we don't get all defensive. In other words, there is no magic formula to tell if it is God or not.

But know this. If it relentlessly beats you down, it's Satan. 100% of the time. Satan is a two-bit analyst who should be fired. Don't listen. If you have to listen and cannot stop yourself, get help. God may correct you but God will never stop doing it in love. You are loved, no matter what. You are loved unconditionally because of who you are and whose you are.

No matter what.

No matter what.

Get it?

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