Hebrews 12:1-2

"..let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith..." - Hebrews 12:1-2

Thursday, May 1, 2003

We performed back down at Christ's Church in the Lake of the Ozarks. We have performed one other time in December at this church, and we had a wonderful reception - so we expected the same type of performance this time around. The devil was on the prowl and the performance was laiden with troubles. I began my song with complete confidence, and sang the first verse and chorus without event. At the end of the first chorus, suddenly my throat was completely dry and I couldn't figure out why. So I labored through the rest of the song, covering in 2 different places when my voice wouldn't reach the place I needed/wanted it to be.

After completing my song I realized that I couldn't allow my solo to bring down my mood for the remainder of the evening. However, others in the group also struggled and the performance was tough to push through. It was definitely the hardest performance to date for me, and from what I am told possibly the second worst performance in the history of this musical.

I am so glad that God is not limited to our abilities or our presentation of His Word! He still moved amongst the people and helped reveal a valuable lesson to me. I cannot approach my solo with any fear or hesitation. I must claim the victory ahead of time, walk with the confidence of God's omnipotence, and recognize the fact that my gifts/talents are from Him, and I cannot allow Satan to deter me from my ministry.

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