Isn’t There Another Way?
Most of us firmly and devoutly believe that God will indeed make a way, but what about when you don’t like the way He shows you?
That’s where I am.
For those who don’t know, I write and record worship music. I don’t talk a lot about it because I don’t want to come off as self-promotional, but I am passionate about music and honoring God with the gifts He has given me.
Every album I have put out has been a step of faith and God provided the funding and everything we needed in amazing ways. Connections came from this person who linked me to them who greatly reduced fees and the stories are as awesome as they as twisting.
It’s time to record again and I was all prepared for “me and God–let’s go do this!” Only that wasn’t what He kept showing me. I had seen several online fundraising campaigns for artists making music, and the gentle nudge of the Spirit let me know He was taking me this direction.
The problem remains, I don’t want to do it this way.
- I don’t want to share my heart and vision for this album and feel rejected if people don’t want to support it.
- I don’t want to feel reliant on anyone else to do what God’s called me to do.
- I don’t want to jeopardize relationships with people who think I’m just begging for money.
- I don’t want to feel the pressure of waiting on a response.
I. don’t. want. Yep, that just about sums it up, but then I know this is one of those times it’s not about me.
At times, God just wants to shake us up. It’s easy to think “God did it like this before, I know He’ll do it exactly that way again” but then He leads you to do things that in your mind seems to be the opposite. He’s God; I’m not.
I am excited about this project and what I feel like God is going to do through it. I’m excited about the songs and the musicians who will be a part. Though I have hesitated, I am excited about having others take ownership through supporting this as well. I have come to the place where I am understanding once again (how many times must I learn this lesson?) that however He leads me I can trust Him. The results are not mine to figure out or make happen. He is my Provider and He always lead us in triumph (2 Corinthians 2:14).
If you would pray and see how you can support this music, I would be grateful and humbled. Every amount–small and great alike–will help reach the goal and provided we go over we’re donating to an adoption charity called Show Hope. You can check out a video and get all the information on this campaign at indiegogo.com/jasonscott and listen to other songs and albums by clicking here. This is only going on for one month and will only take a minute to check out. Thank you again for prayerfully considering this!
How about you? Have you ever thought God’s way was crazy? What did you do?