I’ll just get right into it..
Sometime last year, I mentioned that there was something God had been telling me to do that I didn’t want to do. Well, here’s the break down: I used to sing. Like everyone who knows me would agree that I’m a music head, but what a lot of people wouldn’t know is that I actually can carry a tune and I’m pretty decent. So yeah, I used to sing in church and was a lead vocalist for years until something happened, someone hurt me real bad and I just quit. I mean just like that I gave up something that meant a lot to me. I reasoned that my profession (Law) won’t even allow me do music on a larger scale so there was no point pursuing it.
For a really long while I just let my talent die and I stood on the sidelines and admired people doing what I once used to do.. After a while my passion turned to indifference.
Anyway, last year God started speaking to me about going back to music and I resisted it big time. I just wasn’t ready and no one was going to make me. This struggle went on for months and I mostly just ignored it. Then random people started talking to me about it, even people who didn’t know me when I used to sing and had no inkling. Some would even see me in their dreams.. Lol. God meant business yo! And He so doesn’t fight fair. Anywho, I finally gave in to it and just yielded. I knew it would be pretty tough and after the first few weeks, I quit again. I began talking to God about it all the time and finally found the courage to go back. So, in November last year, I went back to the choir in my church albeit on part time basis. Last week in December, as I was writing my goals for 2013, I wrote down that I really wanted to take music seriously in church and prayed for grace.
Fast forward to January 5th 2013, I was in church for a meeting (totally unrelated to this one) when I got a message that the church was forming a new music band separate from the mass choir. The new band will be in charge of all Sunday services and church programs and the Mass choir would only function on “special occasions”. Now here’s the twist, guess who was selected to head this new band? Yep! Yours truly! As soon as I got the message, I just started laughing. I mean God does have a sense of humor!!! Like, He’s not even giving me a chance to chicken out. He’s saying, “you wanna be serious with music, no? Well, here’s your chance”. I was almost going to reject the position but I thought about it and yes, it’s a challenge but I welcome it.
I trust that God has a purpose for this and the last few weeks have been hectic but I know He won’t give me more than I can handle. So yeah I’ll give this my best shot. I won’t even lie, it’s challenging but I’m enjoying myself so much. It’s amazing how everything else fades away as soon as I start to worship. I just get transported to a different world. And knowing that one person is being blessed is beyond fantastic. I’m truly grateful for this opportunity.
Don’t know why I felt the need to write this today. Maybe someone will read this and be encouraged to do or embrace something they’ve been running away from. Remember we are only stewards of all that we’ve been given, including our gifts and talents, and God is going to ask us what we have done with what we’ve been given. Make the most of every opportunity, no matter how seemingly insignificant or grand. Ask God for help and trust Him to help you. And if you don’t know where or how to begin, ask Him for opportunities and He’ll give them to you. Keep your mind open, you just never know.