Have you ever heard a musician play an instrument and just felt that that instrument was just made for them? I know I have! Now I used to dabble in the piano, and while I was pretty good at it, I wasn’t very passionate about it. After a few years of begging and pleading, my mom finally let me quit and pursue other creative outlets. Anyway, back to what I was saying about feeling like an instrument is made for somebody. My homeboy plays the guitar and when I mean plays the guitar…. He makes that bad boy sing!!! For me to see my homeboy without that guitar would be very strange to me.
While I no longer play and instrument, God has gifted me with the ability to use my voice as an instrument. I can remember a time a few years back where I was experiencing some heath issues that literally took my voice away. I couldn’t sing. My illness had my vocal cords so restricted that I couldn’t even lift my voice in song which is the way I express myself in worship most freely. Not only was it disheartening, it was uncomfortable! Not only was it was uncomfortable for me, it was uncomfortable for those who know me. “Why aren’t you singing on the praise team?” people would ask, because it was strange to see me not using my instrument( my voice) in the way it was intended.
Alas, I began to draw a correlation between a musician and his(or her) instrument versus God and us. If you really think about it, we are instruments of the mighty God. Reflecting on the seamless relationship between a musician and their instrument, it is the same way our relationship with God should appear. To see us without the evidence of God being in and working through our lives, should be strange to those who know us. God and His people should seem as one unit. You can’t have one without the other.
Also, I began looking at God as the musician. The instrument itself is useless if there is no musician to orchestrate it. Without God writing and conducting the symphony of our lives, we serve no purpose. Purpose is found in Jesus.
My hope today is that you would allow God to conduct the symphony of your life. I pray that you will allow Him to make your symphony into a beautiful melody. If you’ve ever listened to a symphony you will hear that it moves in ebbs and flows. You can hear the peaks and valleys in each piece. Such as it is with life. Life will have its up moments and its down moments. But the correct conductor can make what sounds/looks like disaster into something beautiful.
God= The instructor
You= The instrument
Acts 9:15 ( AMP)
“But the Lord said to him, “Go, for this man is a [deliberately] chosen instrument of Mine, to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel;”
Let him take control. Let Him use you! Be an instrument for God today 🙂
Be blessed my friends!
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Sophie, thank you ever so for you post.Much thanks again.