I’m so sorry that this post is coming so late! February has been crazy, so this is going to be one of those crazy, disorganized posts where I just go on about something.
What’s the something? I’m SUPER antsy right now. My roommate and I just went to get some takeout, and I was shaking the entire time we were waiting in line. I’m singing in a coffeehouse tonight, and I’m really nervous. Whenever I perform (with a few exceptions) I get really nervous beforehand and feel not unlike a nervously excited puppy, and then I’m completely in my element once I actually start whatever it is.
So in instances like this, I have to remind myself: It’s not about me.
I’ve written before about doing things for God’s glory, but the instance in that case was a worship song. Tonight, I’m singing two songs, one of which is spiritual, but the other is basically just a fun song about summer.
I’m already calming down. One of my mottos comes from 1 Corinthians 7: My “aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit.” Just as I should be singing for the glory of God in leading worship, I should be singing for the glory of God at the coffeehouse. I should be doing my classwork for the glory of God. I should be encouraging and fellowshipping with my friends for the glory of God. May it all be for Him- every moment, every thought. That’s my prayer.
May every crazy busy thing that I’ve doing for the past week be for Him. That’s my prayer, and that’s my purpose.
I’m sure I’ll have to tell myself these things more than once tonight- it’s easy to focus on myself again when you’re staring at a stage. I’m all-too-good at focusing only on me most of the time. It’s something I’ll have to work on- starting pretty much now. =) Have a great evening!