Recently I reviewed some of the earlier stages in my life and I realized that I spent a great deal of time attempting to impress the people who impressed me. I spoke with a friend on the all-important Audience of One. This Audience is the only One I need to be concerned about when I do or say (or think about) anything. My only aim should be to please my Audience.
He values my thoughts and actions, so they concern Him when they are not lining up with His Word. He is too much of a Gentleman, however, to force His thoughts or teachings on me. I have to express my desire to obey His Word, then He takes that invitation to come into my circumstances and guide my steps.
When I serve the Audience of One with all my mind, heart, body and spirit, I never have to wonder about the quality of my service to others. I need not fear others’ opinions, and my motives will line up automatically with His desires toward me. If those who I had aimed to impress in the past cannot see His hand on my life, it will not matter – as long as I am waiting patiently, listening to Him and communing with Him every step of the way. Those who I need to impress (such as bosses) will be more than happy with my performance, just because I have pleased my Audience.
As I work through issues of my past, I know that He is walking next to me and showing me what to do. When I take on new challenges, He whispers to my spirit what I need to know to be a success. It is not what I know, but it is WHO I know.
My chief aim is to please my Audience of One.
My chief desire is to please God.