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Sometimes You Only Get One Chance ...

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2010
  • Jennifer Perez
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... to make a good, first impression!  Last night's American Idol show was a good illustration of this.

I was very surprised by a few of the contestants who made it to Hollywood, but failed miserably with their first round of auditions on the big stage.

As the amiable host, Ryan Seacrest stated, "we'll see how well they perform under the bright lights and big stage of the Kodak Theatre."  Either the nerves took over or some just seemed ill-prepared for the task.  Judge Simon Cowell, infamous for telling it like it is, responded to one contestant by saying, "there won't be a second chance - that's all you get!"

It's true that you could relate this to any part of life; a job interview, going on a blind date or an audition that could change the course of your life forever.

As Christians who desire to live out our faith, we should remember that the spotlight is always shining on us.  We can even leave an impact with those who may not know what we believe, but they see something special about us in the way we live our lives and how we treat others.

Just an encouragement that the next time you fall under the pressure, take a deep breath, relax, pray, and ready yourself for the task at hand.

1st Peter 3:15 . . . "always being ready. . ."

Jennifer Perez


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One good thing about life (versus American Idol) is that when we fail (and fail we will from time to time), God offers us the opportunity to go back and ask forgiveness if our failure was due to some sin on our part. Often, that makes as great (or greater) an impression on a person as if we had done things correctly the first time.

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