At the “American Idol” auditions the other night a 17 year old named Charlie Askew sang for the judges. The word “askew” means tilted, slanted, a little off. Ironically, that’s a pretty good description of Charlie. He cataloged himself as being “socially awkward” with music being the way he best communicates with people.
When Charlie opened his mouth and started singing, this adorable misfit blew the judges away. He was good doing the intro to “Breakthru” by Queen, but he did a fantastic rendition of the old standard “Nature Boy.” And, the song just seemed to fit his quirky personality. All four judges gave him glowing critiques and sent him on through.
Are you socially awkward? Physically awkward? Mathematically challenged? Shy? Clumsy? God has a place for you in his church. Oh, yes! He has a place for everyone. Find a church. Get to know that special, unique community there. Ask God to show you how he can use you. Get to work. If you belong to God…he will use you.
Feeling worthless lately? Like you don’t seem to fit in. Hitch up with God. He’s got something for you to do. He’ll help you find it.
All of you together are Christ’s body (the church), and each of you is a part of it. 1 Corinthians 12
“American Idol” starts up again tonight…w00t!!! My favorite shows are the auditions. Some of those huge crowds make it to audition in front of the judges. Sometimes I’m laughing my head off at their antics; sometimes I am just hurting because the person is so bad and thinks he/she is so good (Mama said so); sometimes I’m just blown away by the raw talent.
But, do you see how many people are trying to get an audition?! My gosh, those crowds are huge in every city. Do they realize there will be only 12 that make the show…and, in the end, there will be just one winner? Everyone else…everyone…will be eliminated. Yep. That’s the reality.
It’s not that way with God. If you put your life in his hands, if you put your faith in him…he is going to make you part of his family. Yes! Everyone who does so. All of those people who audition in every city for “American Idol.” Every single one of them have that promise from God. You have that promise from God.
You can be a winner. And, God has the ability to make each one seem like the only one. He’s like the perfect parent who is all things to each of his children while not overlooking any of the others.
You might not be the American idol…but you can be God’s superstar.
For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3