Use Your Talent

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


The Simon Cowell you know from American Idol also judges a TV show called Britain's Got Talent. During auditions, a Carphone Warehouse manager appeared in a frumpy suit. He timidly announced he would be singing opera. Simon looked ready to throw him off the stage. Then Paul Potts began to sing- and his clear, strong tenor electrified everyone. The crowd cheered wildly. Even the judges lost their cool.

Potts is a humble man whose lack of confidence long kept him from the fruits of his immense talent. When he won the contest, he also launched an international singing career.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. It's not enough to have talent. Do you have what it takes to step on stage and take a risk? It's the high calling of our daily work.

One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: "Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. 10 For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city."