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.

Pathetic, right?

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…