Here are my notes on his talk:
We all have an appetite to be known.
Social media proves that. And, it’s an appetite that is never fully satisfied.
You will never have enough friends, followers or fans. The more you get the more you want.
There is no amount of known that will fully satisfy your appetite to be known.
How known is known enough?
The child who says, “Watch this daddy!” over and over again as we watch them jump in the pool.
What if the dad said, “How many “oh that’s great honeys” do you need to be full?”
Then it was the coach, teacher, boy, girl…
Then the boss….
There is no amount of known that will make you fully satisfied.
Applause is intoxicating and intoxicated people don’t make the best decisions.
Yet, to lead you must be known.
You have been called to be known as a leader.
The question is how do we keep that from ruining us?”
Consider the story of John the Baptist:
“The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him.” (Mark 1:5)
How did John the Baptist handle the fame?
John the Baptist realized he was known, only to make Him known.
To this John replied, “A person can receive only what is given them from Heaven.” (John 3:27)
So, how to be a known survivor:
Remember Who it’s from and Who it’s for.
“A person can receive only what is given them from Heaven.”
It all comes from and should glorify Him.