• Sue Cramer

I Was Inspired Watching American Idol

I was. Really.

And, no, not “inspired to sing.” I’ve always been inspired to sing, just doing it mostly with Lauren in the car these days.

I’m not a huge, gottawatchIdol kinda person, but if I happen across it, I watch. This explains most of my tv watching.

I first saw Phillip Phillips on Hollywood week. He seemed like a loose nut. Crazy. Which is why he stuck out to me, and last night he thoroughly impressed me.

The “handlers” told him to change his clothing choices or it would hurt him. They told him to drop the guitar and dance a little.

But he didn’t. He wore grey and played his guitar. He stayed true to himself and in my opinion gave one of the best performances ever on the show.

It’s here if you’re interested:


This kid is an artist through and through.

What I got out of this…stay true to who you are. Stay true to who God created you to be. Don’t let the voices change you, especially if you are a Christian.

I’m tired of cookie cutter Christians.

Speaking of which…have you seen the show GCB? Christians are up in arms about it, but if truth be told, they couldn’t shoot that gun if wasn’t loaded. Not endorsing it…just sayin’ that sadly it does describe many Christians. I know because I was one.

Anyways…

As the created of the Creator, I think we should be creative.

Don’t look at what everyone else is doing. Sure we can learn from one another but don’t change YOU because someone else thinks you’re not good enough.

Only change YOU because it’s necessary…to become more fully who God created you to be.

Change when you are living and making choices under the weight of comparison.

Comparison is heavy, it crushes, it’s not fitting for creation. It often causes us to live in a “performance” mentality which is…well…this says it best:

Matthew 6:1 in the Message Bible… “Be especially careful when you are trying to be good so that you don’t make a performance out of it. It might be good theater, but the God who made you won’t be applauding.”

I’m striving to live out my faith authentically. Finally.  

I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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