I’ve blogged for a while. Nothing really too consistent, though. I’ve actually written a lot over the years. Songs. Journal entries. Essays. Even a few terrible poems for the ladies. This is my attempt to be more consistent in my writing. Even if it’s just for a few people. Even if it’s just for me and my mom and one other person. Even if those are all the people that read my words, then I think it’s still enough.
When it comes to this kind of creative outlet stuff, I’m learning that you pretty much have to create for God and yourself because no one else may ever hear or read what you produce. That can be kind of depressing; I mean, everyone wants someone in the bleachers to watch them and cheer them on, but we don’t always get a fan section.
I think if God has gifted you in something, then you are meant to do it even if you don’t have 100,000 followers on Twitter.
If you’re waiting for a classroom, you will never teach.
If you’re waiting for an audience, you will never perform.
If you’re waiting for a pulpit, you will never preach.
I know some people that have gifts and abilities that they’ve put out in a shed behind their houses. They know they are still out there, but they don’t ever take them out and use them. And they are missing something in their lives. Many of them don’t realize why they have a lack in their life, but I would suggest that it’s because they are not doing what they were made to do in any way, shape, or form.
I may be the only one who ever reads this blog, but I’m going to keep writing because I enjoy it and because I think I’m supposed to be writing it. I’m not here to give profound wisdom, lessons, or lectures. I’m here to tell you how I’m learning. I’ve found that the way I seem to learn best is not so much from someone telling me what they’ve learned, but rather, how they are learning.
I like books about music, but I learn best by sitting next to other musicians and playing along with them. Trying out new scales and effects. Making mistakes. Screwing up the tempo. That’s how I learn.
I invite you to come sit next to me and play along. Let’s let our minds wander and wonder. Let’s think about new ideas. Let’s change our opinions. Let’s screw up the tempo. Let’s learn some new things together.