One of my greatest passions in life is to sing. I sing while taking a bath. I sing inside the car. In group gatherings, you will probably find me at the videoke station. I just love singing!
But most of the time, I belt out a tune only in situations when I am sure that no one is listening.
One of my greatest frustrations in life is to never get enough opportunities to sing. One major reason is my being unsure of my singing talent. Yes, my family and friends always assure me that I can carry a tune (and I love them for being so
honest supportive). However, I really cannot muster enough courage to showcase my skill. I tend to shy away from singing contests, unless no one else is available to represent our group. Moreover, I tend to sweep aside any opportunities to sing in front of a crowd because of fear of rejection.
When I began to accept Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior, I found myself having a change of heart. This time, my life is not for the purpose of me. Instead, my life is now for the purpose of serving God.
As each day progressed, I felt this urge to rekindle my love for singing. But this time, I’m not singing for the purpose of fulfilling my passion. Rather, I feel that I need to sing because I want to worship God and glorify His name.
Now that I have begun my path in joining the music team of VCF, I am in awe of God’s handiwork in all of this. I believe that God wants me to fulfill my passion to sing, and at the same time, all I want now — more than ever — is to sing praises to Him who gave me a new lease on life. I guess this is what they call “hitting two birds with one stone”.
Singing is not for me. It’s for God.