Steven Furtick, lead pastor at Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC, has written an incredible book. Crash The Chatterbox: Hearing God’s Voice Above All Others is Mr. Furtick’s third book, and it delivers a message that is fresh, honest, and most of all needed. In the age in which we live, there are so many distractions, so many voices, competing for our attention, and many of them are negative. This book specifically addresses the chatter that goes on inside of our own heads, constantly reminding us past failures, our history, and our lack. These are the voices that keep us from hearing God and from accomplishing His purposes in our life.
Steven suggests another way. He is honest with the reader in telling them that the chatter will always be there. No matter how much we mature and progress, there will always be the voice of the enemy discouraging us from whatever lies before us. But we can choose to listen to the other voice, the one that reminds us of who God is, what He has done, and what He says about us.
In my own life, it is very easy to hear the negative, feel the negative, and follow it down the road that leads me towards fear and stagnation. The way that Steven suggests is not easy, and it is not natural, but each time that we resist the chatter and pursue God, it moves us that much closer to plan that God has for us.
This book is a much needed reminder of who God is and who we are in Him. For anyone who struggles with doubt and fear, this book is a must read.
I received this book at no charge from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for an honest review.