I left the university I dreamed of attending for years, I entered singing contests and lost, I wrote songs that didn’t make sense, I was told I should leave the singing to my mother, I was passed by for solos and leads, I was told I was just to bashful… All this makes me who I am, all this didn’t make sense atthe time but were necessary steps in my journey. God is strategic and He reveals to me more than what I could take the time to realize all those years ago.
I’m sure people look at me and think I should have more to show for all these years being home. And no I don’t have an album. Nor do I have weekly shows or leading every worship song.
What I do have is experience. What I do have is revelation of who I am and what I am supposed to be pursuing.
I started off my music journey by joining a grassroots company with a dream to touch the world through music and I plan to finish the way we started but in a far greater way. So many have gone their separate ways because it wasn’t going fast enough for them. They didn’t have enough to put in people’s hands or to satisfy their judgements. From day one starting with a grassroots label, all I wanted to do was LEARN. I wasn’t seeking instant fame or forced albums. I was seeking experience, to understand what I was claiming to want as a career.
To this day I don’t regret leaving college, or losing contests, or even being overlooked by people doubting my abilities. I am most grateful for my experiences. I am glad that I am where I am. Anything quicker or easier wouldn’t have given me any substance. The Calling isn’t easy, it isn’t quick and easy. And I am ok with that.