I just finished my first major project! I wrote a song a few years ago for Christmas. It was such a success when I shared it with others that I wanted to share it with more people than I could physically reach. I thought it would be great fun, and a great outreach, to make a music video for YouTube! Nevermind that I’ve never recorded and published anything before! HA! And it really didn’t cross my mind at that moment. You know, that moment when ideas were being connected with the right people at the right places at the right times? I feel this project is the beginning of me answering Jesus as he reminds me that my talents are his.
I have a lot to learn, and after experiencing all that happened with this project I am humbled far more than I expected. Some things I have discovered thus far is that my style has yet to be pinpointed, but know that what I write is from the heart. Some are from my inner struggles and joys, some from confusion and new revelations, but one thing remains…God is the designer of it all. My life is different from yours, and my music will be different from yours, but I pray that it stirs your spirit towards Christ. I pray that it’s like drinking a warm cup of coffee with a friend and talking over the realities of this life, but then parting refreshed, sharpened, and ready to take on what’s next.
I’ve learned that age does not dissolve all insecurities. No, I’m not old, but in this field there are far younger and far bolder than I. It is very uncomfortable listening to and watching yourself over and over and over again. Hindsight is 20/20. You gotta breathe and release…breathe and release!
I’ve really learned and experienced how ‘no man is an island!’ I could’t have done ANY of this project without being able to hand it over to others. I had to trust them (and the Lord) that this was going to be good! I had to allow those helping me to be themselves. I had to allow them to create art with me… and that was hard. That’s just my personality, and something God is definitely working on in my life. I’m so glad that I stepped out of my comfort zone though. Everyone did a great job! This was an amazing experience and I will be doing another project soon! I can’t wait!