The Doors are Opening

Allow me to share my heart with you. I have spent years trying to push, shove, bang on and unlock the doors I wanted to open. I just knew, these doors led to rooms that God wanted me inside of. On the other side of these doors were those opportunities that led to popularity, acceptance and success. If I could only figure out the combination to these locks or somehow get the key to just unlock this door! Hours and days and weeks and months and years wasted. Standing in the hallway while listening to God say to me, "Dan, that other door over there is open". Yeah, but surely this is the one. Everyone I know went through this door. This is the way.

I have found out lately, several doors are opening. I didn't push them, I didn't have a key, I didn't even know these doors existed. I sit here at my desk today, overwhelmed at the opportunities laying before me. Why? I honestly don't know. I climbed the ladder of Gospel Music success all the way to the top. God said, "you can stay here or you can move up even more." Huh? Up where? How? 

I have had many heroes in my life, who influenced me to become more than what I was. That's what I want to do. I want to influence another young person who was told they are never going to amount to any thing, just how stupid that statement is. I want to share with a kid, young person or an adult who has gone through or is currently going through an impossible situation, they CAN do it. 

I read posts, comments and press releases from us, "Gospel Music artists", with our hype. We are following the way of the world. More sales, more radio play, more dates, more of those things that make us appear to be what we aren't. My prayer today is that God would lead us to where he wants the message that he has given us to be heard. It may not be where we think it should be. It may not be to as many people that we believe should hear it. 

I know, I'm with you. Surely, God wants us singing in the coliseum, on the satellite or on the huge Christian TV network. Absolutely, God wants US to win that award, He wants our group to be the next big thing. I know, I know. I'm relaying to you, i have...I'm guilty. But listen, It was Gold City in a church that would seat maybe 75 people, it wasn't during the concert when I was influenced that day. It was at the back door, with nobody around, when they treated me like I was somebody. That's where I was inspired. That's when I realized, I can be one of them. Not a Big Gospel Singer, but a man with a message for someone else...God loves you too. Go inspire, go change, go influence someone, if just one at a time.

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