Crashing the chatterbox = Overpowering lies of insecurity, fear, condemnation, and discouragement with the promises of God.
"I used to think that someone who struggled with the kinds of weaknesses I deal with daily was useless to God. I felt so often like I was drowning in internal dialogue I couldnt control. It had been the soundtrack of my life for as long as I could remember.
Yet everything changed when I began to realize God has given us the ability to choose the dialogue we believe and respond to. And once we learn how, we can switch from lies to truth as deliberately as we can choose the Beatles over Miley Cyrus on satellite radio.
This is the key to pressing ahead and doing Gods will anyway, even as you are bombarded with thoughts, feelings, and even facts about why you cant do it.
Im now awakening to the reality that we can access the power of Gods promises to constantly crash the system of our broken beliefs. Im learning how to overpower the shouts of the Enemy by bending my ear to the whisper of Gods supernatural truths about my identity in Him and His strength in me."
-STEVEN FURTICK, from Crash the Chatterbox
Includes discussion questions for individuals or groups.
Inside your head and heart is a chatterbox. Its lies are keeping you from realizing your God-given potential. But what can you do about them?
The Voice You Listen to Will Determine the Future You Experience
In Crash the Chatterbox, Pastor Steven Furtick focuses on four key areas in which negative thoughts are most debilitating: insecurity, fear, condemnation, and discouragement. He asks, "What great deeds are in danger of remaining undone in your life because of lies that were planted in your past or fears that are looming in your future?"
With personal stories, inspiring examples, and practical strategies, Pastor Furtick will show you how to silence the lies and embrace the freeing affirmation of God.
Learn how to live out Gods truth no matter what is going on in your life or thoughts.
Learn how to crash the chatterbox…and hear Gods voice above all others.
Steven Furtick is the New York Times best-selling author of Greater and Sun Stand Still. He is also the founder and lead pastor of Elevation Church, which since its founding in 2006 has grown to more than 13,000 attendees at nine locations. He holds a master of divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Holly, have three young children.
From the Hardcover edition.
Praise for Crash the Chatterbox
"Pastor Steven has written the best book Ive ever read on overcoming the lies that hold us back. If you read this prayerfully and take the truths of Crash the Chatterbox to heart, God will help you win the battles in your mind and become the person He created you to be."
Craig Groeschel, lead pastor, LifeChurch.tv, Edmond, OK; author of Fight
"Crafted around four powerful confessions, Chatterbox unearths, exposes, and refutes lies and half truths all of us are tempted to believe about ourselves. Stevens direct writing style will keep you engaged. His insights will make you
think. But most important, these four confessions will free you to embrace the life God has called you to live."
Andy Stanley, senior pastor, North Point Church, Alpharetta, GA; author of Enemies of the Heart
"I believe Gods truth. I want to live Gods truth. But sometimes I have a hard time hearing Gods truth when negative inside chatter and self-doubt run like a ticker tape through my mind. Pastor Stevens vulnerability, biblical insights, and practical advice make Crash the Chatterbox a resource I will turn to again and again. This book can be a game changer for you."
Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times best-selling author; president of Proverbs 31 Ministries
"Every one of us at some point deals with fears and self-doubt, with internal conflict about whether we are good enough or successful enough, or whether our past will forever haunt our future. Be inspired and encouraged as you discover what God really says about you in Crash the Chatterbox."
Brian Houston, senior pastor, Hillsong Church, Sydney, Australia
"On the pages of his brilliant new book, my friend Steven teaches us how to block out the toxic lies of the Enemy and instead let the truth of God become the soundtrack to our lives. Dont let all the chatter get the best of you. Read
these pages, and be strengthened in Christ."
Matt Redman, Grammy Awardwinning songwriter and worship leader
"Steven Furtick unlocks powerful stratagems for silencing the inner critic that entangles the believer in a quagmire of self-doubt, fear, and unbelief. Crash the Chatterbox is a study in course correction with hard-won lessons for rediscovering, reenergizing, and reengaging your God-given dreams."
T. D. Jakes, New York Times best-selling author; bishop of The Potters House, Dallas, TX
"Steven Furticks new book is an insightful and readable approach to the daily barrage of destructive thoughts we all experience. You will be encouraged and empowered as you discover what God thinks of you and how that affects every
facet of your life."
Judah Smith, lead pastor, The City Church, Seattle, WA; New York Times best-selling author of Jesus Is _.
"When we use our weaknesses to strengthen our faith, we turn our greatest liabilities into weapons in the hands of Christ. I love how my friend Steven Furtick humbly reveals his own struggles as he strives to crash the chatterbox in his life. Dont count yourself out just yet; your struggle is only the starting place of Gods purpose in your life."
Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church, Washington DC; New York Times best-selling
author of The Circle Maker
"Its time to break out and fight back. Dont be held in bondage anymore. Let Steven Furtick help you crash the chatterbox and silence the voice of insecurity in your life. You were created for more. Now take your place in the center of Gods calling."
Christine Caine, founder, A21 Campaign; best-selling author of Undaunted
"Often the most crippling negativity we hear comes from our own mind. In Crash the Chatterbox, Steven Furtick offers an effective antidote. In a refreshing and relatable style, he lays out the strategy to overcome the inner critic that hinders us from hearing the voice of God, receiving His glorious affirmation, and accomplishing His perfect will."
Rod Parsley, World Harvest Church, Columbus OH; New York Times best-selling author of Culturally Incorrect
"What youre getting in Crash the Chatterbox is the reassuring and honest feedback from a great friend. It may not be what you wanted to hear, but it will definitely help you get where youre going."
Perry Noble, senior pastor, NewSpring Church, Anderson, SC; author of Unleash!
"I love Steven Furticks commitment to a purpose that is greater than his problems. In Crash the Chatterbox, Steven helps us see that our greatest barrier is the very bridge God uses to take us to our divine purpose."
Kerry Shook, founding pastor of Woodlands Church, Houston, TX; coauthor of the national bestsellers One Month to Live and Love at Last Sight
"The Enemys greatest fear is that youll discover who you really are, what youre really worth, and where youre headed. Steven Furtick amplifies the call of God in your life so that you can crash the chatterbox of the Enemys lies and move forward with confidence in Christ."
Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor, Free Chapel, Gainesville, GA; New York Times best-selling author of Fasting
"There are only a handful of Christian leaders in my generation who preach the Word of God with as much passion and conviction as Steven Furtick. In Crash the Chatterbox you will be encouraged by a committed man of God who is
gifted at bringing Gods truth to life. Through Stevens determination to follow God wholeheartedly, you will find the strength to chase after Gods calling for you."
Israel Houghton, Grammy Awardwinning songwriter and worship leader
"If youve ever felt the sting of a critic or the discouragement of that voice of doubt in your head, then you need to crash the chatterbox and renew your mind. This book will teach you how to shut out the noise and start living your
Dr. Jack Graham, pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, TX
"In a world where we are bombarded by countless voices that influence our every
step, its often difficult to discern the voice of truth. Pastor Steven Furtick shows
us how to surgically cut through the chatter and hear the voice of God. This
book is a must-read!"
Stovall Weems, lead pastor, Celebration Church, Jacksonville, FL; author of Awakening
"I have rarely read a book with as much personal transparency and honesty as I found in this book by Steven Furtick. If you want to get out of your own way and move forward in Gods plan, Crash the Chatterbox is for you."
Kevin Gerald, lead pastor, Champions Centre Church, Tacoma, WA
"In Crash the Chatterbox, Steven Furtick helps readers understand the volatile nature of listening to the wrong voices in our lives. And with humor, insight, and clarity, he reveals what it takes to open up the lines of communication with
the only voice that truly mattersthe voice of God."
Ed Young, pastor, Fellowship Church, Dallas, TX; author of Sexperiment
"I admire Steven Furticks refusal to allow anything to push him off the path God has placed before him. In Crash the Chatterbox he lets us into the struggle that hes faced embracing his calling. His transparency and honesty will give you
the courage to fight on."
Clayton King, president, Crossroads Ministries; teaching pastor, NewSpring Church, Anderson, SC
"In Crash the Chatterbox, Steven Furtick gives us a how-to guide to actually apply the truth of how God feels about us so we can live empowered lives."
Bil Cornelius, author of Today Is the Day; founding pastor, Bay Area Fellowship, Corpus Christi, TX
"Steven Furticks willingness to be vulnerable makes the truth he is relaying easy to digest. If youre tired of circling around the same struggles, you will find an accessible off-ramp to a freer life in Crash the Chatterbox."
John Bevere, cofounder of Messenger International; author of Relentless