Surviving Your Appetite for Known… @AndyStanley – #Catalyst

andy-stanley

The theme of Catalyst Conference was Be Known. Andy Stanley kicked things off with a powerful talk about being known.

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.

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Add video comment

Have you Subscribed via RSS yet? Don't miss a post!

6 thoughts on “Surviving Your Appetite for Known… @AndyStanley – #Catalyst

  1. Hi Ron,
    I just now found your blog after listening to your podcast with Thom Rainer. I also enjoy Staley's work, so I appreciate your summary of what he shared.

  2. Important post Ron. We are to be known as we shine the light of Christ. And we also have to be ever diligent that in the process of being known that we do not become the ultimate focus. It always comes down to the right balance and the right heart.

  3. Hi Ron

    Hmmm?

    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.

    ——-

    If someone today is “called to be known as a leader?”

    Wouldn’t ya think? In the Bible?
    At least one of His Disciples would have been “called to be known as a leader?”

    Seems, In the Bible, NOT one of His Disciples called themself – Leader
    Seems, In the Bible, NOT one of His Disciples called another Disciple – Leader.

    Seem, In the Bible, ALL of His Disciples called themselves – “Servants.”

    Kinda like Jesus, as man, He humbled Himself, made Himself of NO Reputation.
    And took on the form of a “Servant.” Phil 2:7-8.

    ———

    Haven’t you ever wondered why Jesus taught His Disciples NOT to be called “Leaders?”
    For you have “ONE” leader – the Christ. Mat 23:10 NASB – And NONE did… ;-)

    Mat 23:10-12 NASB – New American Standard Bible.
    Do NOT be called leaders; for “ONE” is your Leader, that is, Christ.
    But the greatest among you shall be your “Servant.”
    Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled;
    and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.

    Mat 23:10-12 TM – The Message.
    And don't let people maneuver you into taking charge of them.
    There is only “ONE” Life-Leader for you and them—Christ.
    **Do you want to stand out? – Then step down. – Be a servant.**
    If you puff yourself up, you'll get the wind knocked out of you.
    But if you're content to simply be yourself, your life will count for plenty.

    What is popular is NOT always “Truth.”
    What is “Truth” is NOT always popular.