"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-His good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:2
What audience do you play to? Each day you are seen by many who will
make a judgment about the way you handle yourself among different
audiences. Politicians have learned to play to their audiences,
customizing messages for the needs of their particular groups. Musicians
have learned to play to their audiences. Pastors play to their
congregations each Sunday morning. Workplace believers play to the
audiences who will buy their product.
Christ has called us to play to one audience - the audience of Himself.
When you seek to please any other audience in your life, you become
susceptible to situational ethics and motivations based on the need for
the moment. Your audience becomes a pawn in your hands because you know
what they want. Is that wrong? Sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't.
Pure obedience to pleasing God in our lives will often meet the needs of
those around us. It is God's will that you and I love our spouses,
provide good services to our customers, and look to the interests of
others before ourselves. This will result in meeting many needs of the
audiences in our lives.
However, there are other times when our audiences are asking for
something contrary to God's will. Politicians are often forced to
appease their audiences, even though it may go against God's laws. When
we are asked to go with the flow, we discover which audience is most
important in our lives. Is it the audience of One, or the audience of
Today, be aware of which audience you are playing to. Ask yourself why
you are taking a particular action. Is it to please the audience of One?
Or is it to please the audience of others who might negatively impact
you should you not play to their tune?