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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, August 8, 2018

“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.” — Galatians 1:10

Audience of One

During Week 13 of the 2017 NFL season, players were allowed to design cleats supporting a cause they wanted to promote through “My Cause My Cleats.” Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and some of his teammates took the opportunity to display their faith by wearing cleats with “AO1” and Romans 5:8 on them. Thanks in large part to Wentz and his foundation, the phrase “Audience of One” has become incredibly popular. 

The idea of living for an Audience of One is great, but it’s incredibly difficult to put into practice. Society tells us it’s about what we want and what we deserve, not what glorifies God. Sometimes we get our priorities mixed up and make a choice we later regret. Getting into the Word on a consistent basis can be a really helpful way to get our focus back on Christ and serving Him. 

If we take a step back and evaluate our decisions based on if they’d please God or not, we have a great foundation for our faith. When we are only concerned about God’s approval, we stand out because it’s not about us.

When living for an Audience of One, we often make decisions the world doesn’t understand. When that happens, it usually means we’re in tune with God and have our priorities in order. 

Joshua Doering

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