GodFrame - I Should Just Shut Up (Blog)
This is probably gonna be long and rambly, but it's all good. I know we'll still be friends ; )
So right now I'm in a really interesting place. I've gotten the majority of the legwork done on my new album "Hello Jesus" and my team and I have chosen the first two singles you'll hear from it. (😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆)
Bro...dude...dudette....I can't believe how quickly this is happening! Ive been working on this project and waiting on the right time to release it all this time...and now its finally going to happen. Holy mad cow. I'm stinkin excited.
But tbh, I'm a little scared too. No, terrified. I've been sitting with this new material for a long time, making tweaks, collaborating with other songwriters and producers, and that's been really cool...because no one else was hearing it. But now that we're getting ready to share "Hello Jesus" with the world, all the usual questions and doubts are screaming in my ear:
What if they hate it? What if no one buys it and u waste all your money? What if it's wack? What if what if what if...?
But in the midst of all this emotional chaos, u know what scripture comes to mind?
“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” John 10:27 NIV
To put this into context: Jesus was speaking to a group of people at the time who were basically saying, "Ay bruh...we been rollin' with u for a while now...when u gonna tell us whether or not u're really The Messiah? We need a Savior."
Jesus' responds by pretty much saying, "I already TOLD ya'll, but u didn't believe me. Haven't u seen all the dope miracles and stuff I've been doing? U didn't believe because u're not really one of my followers. My followers (sheep) listen to me, I know them, and they follow me."
How does this apply to me today? In EVERY way. I let myself worry about the smallest things sometimes...all the time. And the voices in my environment and in my head fill me with doubt more times than I'd like. But as a believer, I've got to make sure that God'a voice is louder than everyone and everything else's.
What does that look like practically? It looks like me spending more uninterrupted quality time with God, talking with Him (and shutting up to listen for His response). It means reading and studying the Bible. It means limiting the time I spend on social media, television, and anything else that's taking up too much of my attention.
I'm sure there are plenty other ways to live this out, but the bottom line is that if I'm one of Christ's sheep, I ought to be confident in the things He tells me because He knows me, and I am His.
If you're stuck in a place right now and doubt/fear are talking loudly in your ear, I recommend you try some of the things I mentioned above. I'm confident you'll see a turnaround in your situation and/or your response to it.
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