Over the past year, I have developed an enormous love for being in A Cappella choir. I have come to love each and every member, and I love the traditions and level of excellence. I’m sure you’ve heard all of this before.
But my major is Journalism. God has a plan for my life beyond choir. It’s sometimes hard for me to accept that! Don’t worry–I’m not changing my major to Music Education (a promise is a promise, as my sister says), and I’m not quitting choir (Phew!), but some days I can’t bear the thought of graduation day (even though that’s 3 years away) because I won’t be in A Cappella anymore.
Well, throughout the next year, surrendering is going to be my theme. Of course, it is the basis of the Christian walk, but it must be more so. I want to surrender everything. Now that’s a big statement. Although there are so many things in my life that I need to give up, choir is something that I have to continuously offer to the Lord, or it becomes idolatrous and an obsession for me.
This coming year, a chamber choir will most likely be formed, stemming out of A Cappella. I can’t disclose details, but I, unfortunately, will not be in it. As if I thought that I could pack anymore into my schedule, I fantasized about being in chamber choir and all that would mean for the coming year. But not this year. Because of finances, scheduling, and some other factors, I simply don’t have the resources!
And that’s okay.
God has a plan brewing. He is breaking me, teaching me. I feel like, in the past couple of days, I’ve been wrecked by a freight train. And that’s a good thing. God is waking me up to something new.
I am still in A Cappella, but my love for the Lord far exceeds it.
And just for a little British touch tonight, I think this is appropriate…