Lanny Wolfe tells the following story of one of his most famous songs:
“But I was very frustrated, not only because the president of the company felt that we should not even put this new song in the Christmas musical, but also because he felt that I "could write a better song." After much persuasion on my part, I was allowed to put the assignment song in the Christmas musical. I now find it "more than amusing" that this song, "More Than Wonderful," won a Grammy for Sandi Patty and Larnelle Harris for their duet performance of it. The song itself was voted Song of The Year in 1984 by the Gospel Music Association, and I was honored as GMA's Gospel Songwriter of the Year, after being nominated seven previous times. It was the first time ever that a song from a musical, rather than from an artist project, had ever been chosen for the honor of Song of The Year.” Read the entire story here:
Lanny fervently believed in the power of his song, stuck to his guns and time proved the validity of his commitment.
One thing is certain, if you do not believe in what you’re doing, no one else will.
Even if the professionals prove right, you still may write another song, or book, or sermon, or try out for another team. But no matter who or what comes against you, you must believe that God has a purpose in your life and you, as best as is possible, trust Jesus for the achievement of that purpose.
Sometimes when the apex of natural/supernatural dreams is reached, God puts you under a Juniper Tree, in an obscure setting and goads you to your true life purpose as He did Elijah and your Elisha may labor for years in relative obscurity prior to his unveiling. Have you ever heard of the great evangelist, Mordechai Hamm? Most people today haven’t. One night when he was preaching in the South, a young farmer heard him, and was converted. The young farmer shook the world for over six decades, preaching the unsearchable riches of Jesus Christ. You know him as Billy Graham. He was 96 last week and though physically weakened, when he speaks people listen.
It’s okay to take stock of yourself from a biblical perspective, further stock of what you are doing, and believe with all your heart that God is “in it.”
Solomon put it like this: Ecclesiastes 9:10, “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.”
Copyright © 2014 Larry Lilly
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