Man, the word was so good today on Godly Security! Confirmation from the conversations I'd had this past week. I want folks to understand something, the ONLY reason why I share messages and music through this platform via Facebook is because I care about people getting the truth and being set free! To the young musicians and admirers who are interested, take note that the reason why I can play with the conviction, confidence, soul/spirit or whatever you want to call it, it's not because of anything else but God and my desire for His Truth! I really could care less about music, jazz, or the saxophone in the sense of what might be the popular perspective from people. From the time I started playing I just wanted to use my instrument to worship God through! Of course there is a natural balance and a practical academic aspect to it but EVERYONE should focus on being in God's will and to do that you have to embrace the truth of His Word and live to line up with that!
When your focus is there FIRST, then you can be secure in whatever else you do. Most entertainers struggle with insecurities because their positioned to govern themselves by the opinions of people and not the Word of God. I never wanted to be in that type of predicament because I'd heard to much Word from a child to neglect it as a grown man and govern myself by lies! That doesn't mean I do everything right or got it all figured out but that does mean that I care to know the truth so I can properly manage what I do so it's fruitful in God's eyes. It doesn't take much to convince men that you're "good" but it takes EVERYTHING you got to line up with God's expectation of you! That's more valuable! And when you set your focus and affections on the things of the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, then their is NO reason to have a need to seek the approval of men because you're not living for their validation in the first place!
God is the creator, author and finisher of our faith as a Christian! Man is the creation! The only ones that are glorying in self and convincing others that their great are the ones that get their orders from Satan & his demons! Yep, the serpent wanted men "to be as gods" from the beginning (see Gen 3:5) Insecurity starts with Lucifer in Heaven being not content with the position that God created him for. He wanted more and God kicked out Lucifer and a third of the angels from Heaven. (See Isa 14:12.., Eze 28:13..., & Rev 12:3...) And entertainers take on his complex because of the same issue being not content with who and how God made them to be. They want more and more. You know what that's called? Lust and coveting! Their lusts for pleasures, fame, and fortune takes priority over everything else which fortifies selfishness deep within the person's soul. And when the world celebrates their accomplishments, it convinces others that don't understand to accept what they see and hear at face value. Then the people believe that's the way they should go sense it "appears" to be success on the surface. But have you thought about the reason why do these entertainers most often struggle with drugs, alcoholism, and/or sexual addictions??? It's because their seeking validation and acceptance from any and everybody else BUT God, when God loves us for who we are, apart from any accomplishments at all! God will NEVER put more on us than what we can bare but WE (men) will do ourselves harm because we simply don't trust God and His way! This is what happen in the beginning and will always happen unto Jesus comes back to shut it all down!
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day [is] the evil thereof.
May the Lord be with you,
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