#Catalyst :: Andy Stanley

Andy Stanley

Andy Stanley is the founder of North Point Ministries (NPM). Each Sunday, more than 33,000 people attend NPM’s five Atlanta-area churches. In addition, NPM has planted over 30 churches outside the Metro Atlanta area with a combined weekly attendance of more than 15,000. Over two million of Andy’s messages are accessed from North Point websites monthly, including both leadership and sermon content.

Known Survivor – Surviving Your Appetite for Known

  • You have a desire to be known for something and by someone.
  • With social media we know that all of us have an appetite to be known.
  • An appetite is something that if you feed it, it grows.
  • An appetite is never fully satisfied.
  • You have an appetite to be known.
  • You will never have enough followers, mentions, fans, etc. The more you get the more you want.
  • If you get this wrong it’ll make you weird.
  • Known is an appetite and if you feed it, it grows.
  • How do you survive your appetite to be known?
  • There is no amount of known that will satisfy your appetite to be known.
  • How known is known enough?
  • This started when we were young. We all wanted to be known and famous with our fathers.
  • What complicates this for us, is that we’re leaders. We want to be known for something.
  • A microphone is such a strange thing. When we put a microphone on, you can be talking about something and thinking something completely different. You can be worried about what people are thinking.
  • There is no amount of applause and no amount of known that will fully satisfy you.
  • The Laws of Applause
    • Applause is intoxicating.
    • Those most applauded for feel most entitled to.
    • Your desire to be known has the potential to drive you to do things that you would never do otherwise, and it’s dangerous.
    • Applause is addictive.
    • We start looking for more applause.
  • To lead you must be known.
  • As a leader you’ve actually been called to be known.
  • How do we keep this ‘being known’ from destroying us?
  • Whatever it is that has the potential to draw you off course in the success of what God has called you to do.
  • Mark 1:5 – “The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him.
  • John 3:26 – To this John replied, “A person can receive only what is given to them from heaven.”
  • John survived extraordinary known-ness because he understood that he existed to make Jesus known.
  • Surviving known
    • Remember who it’s from
    • Remember who it’s for
  • Your appetite for known will never be satisfied by a number, only a name. That name is Jesus.
  • Don’t let known screw you up.
  • So let’s work hard, but never forget who it’s for.
  • Listen for the applause of heaven. Never forget that the applause is from the one who knew you first.

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