Why I Believe in Empty Promises
It was just over 7 years ago when God spoke to me with one of the most clear directives I’ve ever heard from him.
I was contemplating quitting my job as an Artist Development Manager for the leading Christian record label to come and work for Cross Point Church, a still relatively small unknown church west of Nashville. As I volunteered as Program Director that Sunday morning, the decision was weighing on me. So much good I was leaving behind. So much potential ahead.
It was the usual busy morning for a church that meets in a school. A set-up volunteer or two didn’t show, rehearsal went a bit long and so I finally took a big sigh as Pete got on stage and began his message.
I still don’t recall the message he spoke that morning, but I will always remember the message God had for me.
As Pete spoke to a crowd of a couple of hundred in a dingy school cafeteria, I sensed God telling me that I needed to indeed take this job and put all of my weight into supporting the work God was doing through Pete and Cross Point. God was going to do big things through Pete Wilson. I understood that message with more clarity than I have in most things.
7 years, 5,000 regular attendees, 5 campuses and 2 books later, there is no doubt that I heard God correctly. And I kind of think this is still just the beginning.
God has gifted this man in remarkable ways and he doesn’t take his responsibility lightly. I have seen thousands challenged and changed by the words he speaks and writes.
Today, his new book Empty Promises: The Truth About You, Your Desires, and the Lies You’re Believing releases.
In this book Pete explores the empty promises that we’re all tempted to chase including the seduction of achievement, addiction to approval, attraction of wealth, perils of power, idolatry of religion, obsession of beauty and chasing of a dream.
Will you join me in celebrating my pastor today?
Go pick up a copy of Empty Promises: The Truth About You, Your Desires, and the Lies You’re Believing.