What did I learn? After all, I'm not a singer. Yes, I do sing with our Pre-K 3 class but I don't think that counts. :)
|Photo Credit: American Idol|
Angie Miller is one of the contestants this season. In fact, she's currently in the top five. And they are all women! I don't know if she will win but she does have a beautiful voice.
As the contestants learn and grow they are given advice from many professionals in the industry. I'm sure it must be overwhelming at times to put that advice into practice. And all of this in front of millions of TV viewers who are voting. How do you please everyone?
You don't and you can't please everyone. Angie Miller is a good example of this. She had some amazing performances. But then she began to try to show another side of herself to the judges and audience. She dressed more seductively and sang songs that were more fun. But it didn't seem to work for her.
One of the assignments last week was for each contestant to sing a song they wished they had written. Angie choose Kari Jobe's song "Love Came Down". She played the piano and sang from her heart. And the judges and audience loved it, including me. See for yourself.
Angie Miller's Anointed Performance of a Kari Jobe Song on American Idol from theremix on GodTube.
So what did I learn from this?
Know who you are.
Stay true to who you are.
I can apply this lesson to my writing. Sometimes I try to please everyone. Yeah, like that works. No way!
I have to be true to who I am and write from my heart. Not everyone will want to read what I write. Not everyone will agree with what I write.
If God has given me a message to share I want to be obedient even if nobody chooses to listen.
I'm linking up with Charlotte for Spiritual Sundays.