If we are honest with ourselves and others, we all struggle with inner doubts and questions. Are we good enough? Do we matter? Are our failures keeping us from great things? How can anyone love us? These burning questions that flow through many of our minds are defined by Steven Furtick as voices from the chatterbox. Pastor Steven helps his readers biblically address these inner doubts and questions in his book Crash the Chatterbox: Hearing God’s Voice Above All Others.
Crash the Chatterbox is a very helpful book because it biblically addresses an issue in the church that we don’t frequently discuss. So many Christians live their lives with deep inner struggles that they fear to mention to others due to the potential of looking unspiritual. Furtick’s real life examples and personal struggles explored in this book begin to open the door for a greater conversation within the church on this important theme.
Furtick’s strategy to Crash the Chatterbox is to embrace the biblical truths that define us to comfort the lies that stream so freely from the chatterbox. These four truths, as outlined in the book, are:
- God Says I Am
- God Says He Will
- God Says He Has
- God Says I Can
Through these truths, Furtick leads his readers to rest in the truth of the gospel. We have been loved, chosen, and accepted in Christ. Our identity and worth comes through our relationship with Him. We have been saved and our past is defined not by our performance but by Jesus’ performance for us on the cross. We can live the life that God has called us to live as He works in and through us.
Crash the Chatterbox is a powerful reminder of resting in the truth that God and His Word define who we are and what we can become. We must listen to the truths that the Holy Spirit and the Word of God speak to our hearts over the voices of accusation that we so often allow to define us.