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Opinion is on the Mic



We live in a world where we have access to millions of people’s opinions, and they have access to us. So, how do we separate God’s opinion of us from others? In this message, Louie Giglio walks us through the practical ways that we can make sure God is on the mic.

Key Takeaway

We can spend a lot of time listening to many different opinions about who we are. God wants us to get the world’s opinion of our lives off the mic by guarding our hearts against lies and by garnering the truth of His Word.

Definition of Opinion - a belief or judgment that rests on grounds insufficient to produce complete certainty 

Two Key Words: Guard and Garner

How do we get Opinion off the Mic?

  1. Guard our hearts - Proverbs 4:20-27
    1. Attention is a valuable commodity
    2. Verse 23 - “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”
    3. God guards us and protects us. We guard our hearts.
    4. You have to be careful about what goes into your heart and in your mind because it will come out somehow.
    5. Guard against anything contrary to what God thinks.
    6. Where do opinions come from? 1. The enemy, 2. Our inner circle of family and friends, 3. Court of public opinion, 4. In your own head
    7. How do we fight against the lies or opinions that want to get in the story? (Example of leading a team meeting) 1. Plan or plant a powerful story- set the tone, identify the right story and put it in the lead. 2. Open it up to share but set boundaries. 3. Never let go of the mic - Matthew 16:21-23 - Peter did not “have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.” 4. Wrap up with a positive and inspiring landing point.
  1. Garner God’s opinion of us -to gather and store up what God is saying and thinking about me - Psalm 36:9. What is God’s opinion? His opinion is absolute, unchanging truth:
    1. I am worth Jesus to God
    2. No harm has been done to me that can’t be overcome by the love God has for me
    3. There’s sin on my record by my record has been blotted out by his blood - Isaiah 45:25
    4. If God says I can, I can. What God says I have, I have.
    5. I am not the sum of my wins and losses. I am not defined by my worst or my best. I am a loved son/daughter of the Most High God.
    6. God is greater than my circumstances.


"The opinion of man has to get behind the opinion of God."

Louie Giglio

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Scripture References

  • Proverbs 4:20-27
  • Psalm 36:9
  • Matthew 16:21-23
  • Isaiah 45:25
Louie Giglio

Global Pastor

Louie Giglio Louie Giglio is the Visionary Architect and Director of the Passion Movement, comprised of Passion Conferences, Passion City Church, Passion Publishing and sixstepsrecords, and the founder of Passion Institute.