The Pressure to Perform

This week’s message was so impactful that it drew me right in and I know I didn’t write down as many notes as I could have–I was too focused on watching it! So even though these notes are longer than normal, there’s way more things I didn’t write down that I would recommend watching it yourself if you can make the time!

We began worship this week with singing “Echo” by Elevation Worship and “Raise a Hallelujah” by Bethel Music, followed by Elevation Worship’s new, unrecorded songs “Love Won’t Give Up” and “No One Beside”.  We ended with some spontaneous “Here I Am to Worship“.


Pastor Steven was back in the house this week; my notes read:

  • John 7:1-13
  • I don’t have to post it to prove it.
  • The people we treat the worst are usually the ones we depend on the most.
  • Any time you have unbelief in your heart, it will try to get you to perform to prove something that you don’t really believe.
  • Jesus was perfect and even He didn’t please everybody; He literally told His family, “I love you, but that’s not for me”.
  • Are my priorities more on my statistics than my substance?
  • Sometimes people don’t need your performance; they just need your presence.
  • Unbelief always leads to performance.
  • If you’re doing it for the wrong audience and they don’t clap, you’ll quit.
  • When God is your audience, the opinions of people are no longer your sustenance.
  • When we give too much weight to the whispers of people and not enough weight to the Word of God, it will kill us on the inside.
  • Just because it’s normal doesn’t mean it’s wise.
  • Proving stuff to people never produced the power of God.
  • There are places you’ll have to stay away from on purpose in order to live in His peace.


You can watch the full message here:


Much love,


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2 thoughts on “The Pressure to Perform

    1. I’m so glad it encouraged you! I’ve been looking for your posts so I’m glad to know you’re okay, just busy. Progress is good! Keep up the good work I know you’re doing. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. I appreciate it!


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