I've had this conversation in various ways with many close to me. I stand by this. I strive to be far from this representative featured. Her name is: "I've arrived" Listen Ma, You look great. You sound great, but I'm not feeling you. Your talent is exceptional but I see what you do. You know how to use what you've got to get others to follow you. Your accolades are plenty but your responses are few. It's all about you. You can't get "nowhere" nasty. Clean up that attitude. Swallow that pride. Kill that spirit of your negative and carnal view. No one owes you a thing but you're accustomed to the ring of it. You sing of it, you live for it but with no applause you sink of it. Perspective shift for just a moment as your design is nothing less than the best of what our Father has. HE blessed you with the best. Diminished in HIS sweet embrace HE can use you to perform what HE has carved you out to be so others may be drawn...not repelled. You're no greater than the next, just glorified flesh. You're glorified dirt that GOD formed from the earth. My Sis get the picture and please, my Sis, get it quick. There's a dying world amongst us. There's healing needed for the sick. The anointing that you carry isn't meant for your reward. You house a great anointing meant to glorify the Lord. HE can heal. He can deliver and He can set us free. Our pretty sound and awesome verse can't save humanity. Focus to the heavens with the blessing of your gift. Understand HE who has arrived before us is who ALONE we should lift. #Ree #WritersBlock>
I’m not new to music. I grew up in it. Watched as Mom traveled, sang and rehearsed week in and week out. I watched as my grandfather did concert after concert with in the quartet. Grew up in church where as early as you could blink, you were sitting at an instrument, holding a mic, learning to harmonize and lead a song. I had my little Fisher Price tape recorder with the microphone and Fisher Price bell piano. I put on mock interviews of my favorite entertainers and singers. This was life. It’s bred in me.
You’re either born with it or you’re not. If you check down my family line, you’ll see generation after generation of singers, ministers and musicians. If anything, it’s expected from the first holler out of the womb. You either have it or you don’t. Trust me, in my family, if you don’t, you are the odd man out lol.
When around my family, I’m uncomfortable singing. Apart from them, your gift stands out but amongst family, it’s the norm and you better be on key or you’ll be called out! I love my family, and I’m grateful for the history of music within my veins. I’ve taken it with me through school, auditions, in writing, through training and on the road as a background singer.
I take this with me as I enter the system; the system in which you use your gift, your God given ability and put business behind it.
At times, if I can honestly share, I’m turned off.
Music is what I know. I eat, breathe and feel it. I write as fluidly as a tear rolling down a cheek whether in joy or sadness...it flows. I sing from that place that is not exposed to outer elements but held safely and nestled close to my heart and deep where nothing can penetrate. From the depths of my soul I give as if it’s my last time, as if it’s a crowd beyond numeration, in my own lane and on the ground that God paved for me.
I find, in the system, comparison, competition, fighting for the spotlight, but how about this food for thought; when we all rise, we all shine.
When there is a greater goal than you, the picture is bigger, the stage is larger, and the reach is greater. When each person knows their true worth and purpose, their lane is filled. No one can do YOU better than YOU and no one can do ME better than ME. Here’s the thing though, “we are all needed”.
This is not a monopoly and one individual cannot supply the need of all.
As GREAT as our God is, HE gave Himself in 3 persons to meet the needs of all. With One we heard, With One we saw and with One we are reminded of it all!
As GREAT as Christ is, he grabbed a posse. Each had a lane, a background, an approach, but a common goal. They didn’t take shine off of Christ. Christ doesn’t take shine off of God. All things work together right!?!
So why do we fight for the light? Why do we step others down for our own selves to be seen? Why do we shade individuals? Are we the top commodity? Are we calling ourselves the common goal?Look around you. Why do you think that there are so many people on this earth? Are you so great that you trump them all? I think not. We are all here and all in this walk together to share and grow in this journey called life.
We are not created crabs in a bucket but rather free. As Christ had the opportunity to leave this foolish world behind and shine next to His Daddy, Our Father, seated at His right side, he remained. Why? He remained so that in HIS come up, we’d come up!
Kill the system. Be the come up and keep the cycle flowing. There’s more to us than what we see.>