Each of us has a God-given purpose in life. Tim Hawkins is grateful that his is to make people laugh.
The comedian who makes his living delivering stand-up through musical parodies and clean content, performs amidst cancel culture and a darkening world. Still, he recently told The Christian Post he believes there’s power in his ministry. He enjoys encouraging people with comedy.
“It’s really what you focus on. There’s so much good out there in the world, but it’s all mixed in with all this on the bad, so you just have to get good at learning what to focus on and what you’re going to feed your mind with,” he maintained.
Much of Tim’s stand-up resonates with audiences because he discusses everyday life and we can relate. He cracked up audiences with his patter on parenting kids when they’re ungrateful, in this YouTube clip from Insantized.
In it, he shares how hard he works at times to please his kids — whether it’s with a special breakfast or a trip to an amusement park. But, then he stresses when all his effort is met with less than stellar reviews from the four children — Spencer, Olivia, Levi, and Jackson — he shares with wife, Heather.
And, in today’s economy, we can all relate to this musical parody about “Thank God for the Dollar Store.” It’s Tim’s unique spin on “Thank God, I’m a Country Boy,” by John Denver.
— Tim Hawkins (@timhawkinscomic) November 14, 2022
Proverbs 15:15, ESV, says, “All the days of the afflicted are evil, but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast.” That’s a wonderful reflection for Thanksgiving and it makes one wonder if Tim Hawkins lives at an ever-abundant banquet table. The banquet table of the Lord.
“It’s a great opportunity because in these shows, you don’t just leave them laughing, you can leave them with something a little deeper,” Hawkins said.
“I think joy is that thing that God brings to the table, that is a deeper connection with Him, where you don’t just laugh to forget, but you can say a message, or say brief testimony, or whatever I’m going through spiritually this is who I am. People today they’re not into real nice, perfect packaging. They just want real. I just love God I always have. I always thought He was the greatest.”
“Hawkins is very grateful that God has given him a chance to do something that he loves in his career, and he is glad that he gets to help bring joy to others while he does it.”
What does God bring to Your table this season? Where can you find opportunities for laughter? How does He make your heart glad today?