Consider This: Do It For An Audience of One

In kids’ circles, I’m affectionately known as “Miss Crazy” because I love life, people, and laughter — belly-aching, tears-streaming-down-the-face kind of laughter.

Freedom comes with the audience of One. Photo Credit: esmeyer/
Freedom comes with the audience of One.
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But it hasn’t always been this way.

Not by a long shot.

Before I knew Jesus, I was painfully shy. Carrying my lunch tray across the school cafeteria produced great anxiety in me. Being called on in class caused trauma of epic proportions. If asked my opinion, I watched the eyes and facial expressions of the one I was speaking with to see if they agreed. If not, I changed my opinion.

How sad!

But then along came Jesus and He poured His love and transforming power into my self-imposed cocoon, caused me to emerge, and gave me wings to fly. And I’ve been learning to fly ever since.

Oh! To be sure, I still battle the demons of insecurity and anxiety, but my wings grow stronger every day.

I want the same for you.

Maybe, like me, you have no self-confidence or suffer from very low-esteem. Perhaps extraordinary shyness prevents you from pursuing your dreams. If that’s the case, I want you to consider this: do all you do for an audience of One. Let your transformation begin there.

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I’m not kidding.

Focus on the One who loves you with an everlasting love, the One who made you and knows all of your fears and doubts — picture Him there with you and find courage. Find peace. Find fortitude to pursue your dreams.

The longer I walk hand-in-hand with Jesus, the more I love Him. The longer I study His Word, the more I understand who I am in Christ — I am His Beloved, the first and not the last, the head and not the tail, I am heir to the Kingdom of God and all the riches (promises) therein:

The more I study, the more I understand who I am in Christ. Photo Credit: Free-Photos/
The more I study, the more I understand who I am in Christ.
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When I am weak, He is strong.

His grace really is sufficient — no matter what I face.

He has provided for me a future and a hope

He is with me always. I am never alone..

Beneath me are His everlasting arms to catch me when I fall.

When I consider these things, and get them down deep in my knower, I can face anything and I can accomplish my dreams.

So can you.

“And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” ~ Colossians 3:17

An audience of One …

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Nan Jones

Nan Jones is an author/speaker who uses the words of her heart to assist fellow Christians in discovering the Presence of God in their darkest hour. She has been published in several anthologies as well as the online inspirational sites Christian Devotions, and Inspire a Fire where she is a monthly contributor. She is also a monthly contributor to PW Connections, a blog and forum to encourage pastors' wives. Nan has had the honor of being featured as a guest blogger on several sites. She is thrilled to announce her debut book, The Perils of a Pastor's Wife released June 30, 2015 by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. This memoir was a 2016 Selah finalist. When Nan isn't writing, she enjoys leading prayer retreats, bible studies or sharing God’s love as keynote speaker for special events. She is becoming known by her brand: "Even so, I walk in the Presence of the Lord" as she teaches her audience to go beyond the veil to find God's Presence. You may visit Nan at her website: Nan has also created a facebook community page, Seeing Beyond The Veil, to provide a place for folks to go and get away from the chaos for a few moments and focus on Jesus through scripture, worship, testimony, and inspirational quotes. For personal communication you may email Nan at The Perils of a Pastor's Wife is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and LPC Bookstore

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  1. Thank you Janet. I’ve learned that when I am intentional about doing everything as unto the Lord (my audience of One), my insecurities are dimmed and my perspective is where it belongs. I appreciate your kind words.

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