Total Praise Artist Spotlight


This week's Artist Spotlight: Chris Sligh, "Worthy"

You might remember Chris from American Idol a few years back.  Reflecting on this new release, Chris wrote:

"I wanted success and I wanted leadership power because it soothed some piece of me deep inside … a piece marked by shame and a feeling of unworthiness. I was competitive and wanted to win because winning (and in converse losing) said something about me; something deep and true about me. If I won, if I was successful I could be worth something in life. If I was not successful, then I couldn’t.

Till one day I came to understand who God truly is to me. When my worth is found in my success or vice versa, then as Paul puts it in Galatians 2: “If I rebuild what I tore down, I prove myself a transgressor.”

Now I am crucified with Christ. My success is in Him. My failure is covered by Him.

So – in response to such love, such grace, my goal is to be a husband, a leader, a father, a friend, a lover, a pastor, a follower and a creative and all of it with love. My music, my leadership, my writing – if I am not proving to those around me that I love them, then I am not succeeding in what I’m called to.

Success… excellence – these things are great things. But they are not fruit of the Spirit. The fruit of the Spirit is love.  So – I love."

You can connect with Chris Sligh and his ministry HERE

 

 Chris Sligh

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