Joe Boyd, our teaching pastor at the Vineyard Community Church, had once made a statement that has become a staple motive in my life many months later.
“You have to lean into your fears”.
Since I have always had a passion for music, I not only have played my share of air guitar through the years but I also have done my share of lip syncing and let me tell you I was pretty good at it and through my imagination I won my share of Grammys from the efforts. I have always wanted to be able to sing and not to be a lead vocalist but a decent contributor in a band. As I have overcome my fears of guitar playing, it as inched me closer to want to step out and give singing a chance. Last year, I couldn’t even grasp the concept of playing while singing but I have matured as a player and things are turning around.
Tonight I did my share of leaning and became a vocal contributor in our worship band. It’s only one song but it is a step in the direction. If I don’t ever try I will never know if it was meant to be. I was very excited that I gave it a chance finally and can’t wait to challenge myself to grow even more.
Instead of stepping up to the plate, I stepped up to the mic.