Currently Playing
Matthew West
Forgiveness
For King And Country Priceless
Chris Tomlin Home
Chris Tomlin Home
Tobymac Everything
Tobymac Everything
The Afters Keeping Me Alive
The Afters Keeping Me Alive
Crowder I Am
Crowder I Am
Tauren Wells When We Pray
Tauren Wells When We Pray
Rend Collective Counting Every Blessing
Rend Collective Counting Every Blessing
Melody Noel And Influence Music Mistakes
Melody Noel And Influence Music Mistakes
Finding Favour Shake The World
Finding Favour Shake The World
Francesca Battistelli The Breakup Song
Francesca Battistelli The Breakup Song
Matthew West Forgiveness
+

Only Jesus and The Best of The Best

ADVERTISEMENT

Most people probably don’t know from my time on Christian radio, but, I have struggled with a monster ever since my teenage years. The monster I struggle with gets fed almost daily and it always has to be a conscious effort to keep it under control. What’s my “monster?” Three letter word…..”EGO.”

God has always blessed me with a fair amount of popularity. I was very involved in lots of activities in High School and college. God blessed me with several talents. And when radio came along in 1986…….Wow! My monster was almost out of control. Even as a successful youth pastor I found myself getting caught up in building “Ted World.” I always wanted to have the biggest, most involved student ministry. How foolish…..my main focus should have been building “Jesus World.” Casting Crowns new song “Only Jesus” means a lot to me. It’s as if Mark Hall wrote it
with me in mind.

(“Ted World” thinking) Make it count, leave a mark, build a name for yourself
Dream your dreams, chase your heart, above all else
Make a name the world remembers
But all an empty world can sell is empty dreams
I got lost in the light when it was up to me
To make a name the world remembers
But Jesus is the only name to remember

(“Jesus World” thinking) All the kingdoms built, all the trophies won
Will crumble into dust when it’s said and done
But all that really matters
Did I live the truth to the ones I love
Was my life the proof that there is only One
Whose name will last forever

Last Thursday night we gathered at the Convention Center for the Best of the Best Banquet. We were there to accept the “Best Radio Station (for the 7 th year in a row), and God allowed me to win “Best Radio Personality” again. When my name was announced and I walked toward the stage, The “Ted World Monster” tried to gain control…..but instead…..want to know what God brought to my mind?

(Chorus) And I, I don’t want to leave a legacy
I don’t care if they remember me
Only Jesus
And I, I’ve only got one life to live
I’ll let every second point to Him
Only Jesus

I hope you can take the “Jesus World” thinking into your every day!



Comments powered by Disqus
Page Loading