Most of you may not know this but I was raised in a christian home. My dad served as a deacon and the bass guitarist on the worship team. Needless to say, Sundays and Wednesdays were church days in our family. I remember being bored in church and wondering why I needed to stand during the worship time. I never participated or sung any of the songs in church. I definitely didn’t raise my hands. This pattern continued all the way through adulthood.
Honestly, the truth of the matter is that I was ashamed of being a christian and I had not fully surrendered my life to God. I was the cool guy in school. I felt that my friends would no longer want to be my friends if they saw me singing in church. My reputation mattered more to me. Being viewed as the cool guy mattered more. I was ashamed.
The enemy would have loved nothing more than to stop me from experiencing the joy of truly living a life of worship of my king. I honestly can’t even pin point when the love of worship was birthed inside me. It’s probably because God put that in me long before I took my first breath. I feel God has placed a calling on my life to lead his people into worship. And I really love worship! I used to be the kid that was ashamed to raise his hands in church and sing because he cared too much about the opinions of the people around him. But now, God’s brought me to a place where nothing else matters when I’m in the atmosphere of worship.
Nothing can disrupt the plans that God has for you. His plans for you are far greater than the greatest plan you could every imagine for yourself. His plans are not to harm you but to prosper you. If you surrender to him, he is faithful and will order your steps. I still can’t believe how far he’s brought me. I get to lead God’s people into worship and I don’t take that for granted. It’s a huge honor and a privilege. I’m walking in my calling and allowing God to lead me. I have no idea what will be written on the next pages of my story. But at least I know what the title will read, and that’s “Worship, Worship, Worship!”
I don’t know what you a facing right now. Be encouraged because God has amazing plans in store for you!