1. Not everyone has the same gifts.
If you’ve ever watched the first few episodes if an American Idol season, you know that some people try out for American Idol that absolutely can’t sing. Trying to do something you’re not gifted to do only hurts you and the people around you. By trying to do something out of the limits of our giftedness, we steal a blessing from the people who are gifted to do it.
2. Know who’s opinion matters.
During American Idol, the judges critique every performance, but they don’t get to decide who stays and who goes each week… That’s left up to America’s votes. So, instead of singing to please a particular judge, contestants sing to please the voters. I’m constantly learning that my life must be lived to please God, not some guy on the sidelines judging me as I go. If I seek to be a God pleaser, the rewards are eternal. People pleasing does nothing but take my eyes off of what really matters.
3. Give it all you’ve got, always.
Week after week, American Idol contestants are sent packing because they didn’t get the votes to stay. It is important that the contestants give it all they have every time. We must too. Life is short, the window for us to impact the world is small… We must give it all we have… We will NEVER get to the end of our lives and think, “Man, I wish I would’ve cared less.”
Those are my 3…
What else ya got?