NFL quarterback Carson Wentz created AO1 as a reminder of how to live out his faith in every area of his life - especially with the cruel critics in the NFL. It was his way of making sure he kept God at the center of his life, not the fickle opinions of others.
What does AO1 mean? Audience of One and that one is Jesus.
Wentz came to realize that he was playing to an audience of one: God. Seeking only God’s approval. Not man’s. Defining true success as doing his best with what God had given to him. Nothing more, nothing less.
This should be our perspective as well. To seek only God’s approval (1 Thessalonians 2:4). To live each day simply doing our best for him. Our one true desire? Hearing God’s applause.
We do this because we have come to a profound reality: People make lousy gods.
Live AO1 in your own life. Play to an audience of one - Jesus.
When you do so, the opinions of others will no longer matter.