Then we’ll be a choir—not our voices only, but our very lives singing in harmony in a stunning anthem to the God and Father of our Master Jesus! Romans 15:6 (The Message)
I get the opportunity to talk to a lot of writers. And we all have one big thing in common—insecurity.
It’s actually a trait I see in a lot of people, not just writers. I used to struggle, wondering how someone with as little to offer as me could make a difference in this world. I mean, as a writer who’s a Christian, how could I be as impactful as Beth Moore, Andy Stanley, or Billy Graham. Why would God even need me?
There are lots of logical arguments for and against this lack of confidence. But, for me, none of them ever helped. None of them explained why God would use me when He has so many more qualified. Really does the world need one more Christian writer or blogger, or am I just adding to the noise.
I finally got smart and one morning, during my quiet time, took the question to God. I wanted Him to either confirm His calling on my life or not. Here's what God had to say, not in literal words, but in a new way of thinking about my concern of adding to the noise in the world.
He used the analogy of a choir.
He showed me that He has thousands of voices out there who are His choir. And just like in real choir, the music is more beautiful with more than one soprano or more than one alto. The same holds true with the chorus He’s put together to spread His message. He uses thousands of us, many with the same message, but a unique voice to make up the sections of His choir. He assured me that while I may not be a soloist, He still misses me when I'm not there.