I started writing songs as a teenager; my sentiments is that while it can be a boring experience, it is also exciting and fulfilling. It is a wonderful opportunity to share your stories through songs. For some reason however, I never thought much about the songs I wrote. I never felt fully confident about sharing. Despite those feelings, I did share some of the songs I wrote and I have no regrets. They were simple songs in my view, which exposed my humble upbringing and inexperience in song-writing and in music generally.
Despite my lack of confidence, passion emerged, passion that is difficult to ignore. Recently, I have taken a more serious approach to writing; this time, I have decided not to listen to the doubts in my head. Now, I understand that it is my purpose to write and to share what I write. I need not be the one to assess whether my songs are good or bad. What I have come to realise, is that my focus was in the wrong place; I was just a little too concerned about whether my song was “good enough” to bless someone.
The days of hiding my songs are over. While, I would critique my work and ask others to do the same, I am no longer defining God’s gift as “not good enough”. So happy to see the light! :). I confess that I dream of writing that one song that would capture the heart of everyone who hears it, but more importantly, I dream to please God with every song I write.
In this season of my life, I am embracing song-writing anew, with divine purpose and determination. It is all about purpose!
As God continues to unfold new and exciting projects in my life, I would continue to share my story, but for now I share the words of the latest song I wrote; “Let Faith Arise”
Many times we want to take that step but we keep ourselves down by allowing procrastination and doubtful thoughts to dictate our actions; we succumb to these thoughts and feelings, and we do nothing. We talk about faith but we don’t practice it.
It is from within this context that I wrote this song. It is a motivation to myself to “let faith arise” and hopefully, it would stir you to act as well. Don’t look down on your gift, acknowledge it and share it with the world.
Let faith arise
Here you’re sitting, contemplating anxiously
Here you’re thinking, over thinking senselessly
But you’ve got dreams
Let faith arise, won’t you walk by faith and not by sight
Get up, get ready, set, Go!
If God is for me, who can be against me
Lord, I trust in your might
Lead me Lord, I will follow
May my life, be your light
Cause I’ve got dreams
Saviour, like a shepherd lead me x 3
Lead me on, Lead me on