So far I have tried twice to get my bassist and drummer together for a rehearsal. They are talented and professional enough that once we are able to get going, we will have things down within two or three practice sessions and be able to record with no problems. Only issue is actually getting practice to happen. This is definitely a test of my patience and it’s hard not to let my frustration get the best of me! I need to trust that this will all work out in divine order, on God’s timeline, not my own. No need to rush, right?
I am shaking off a lot of old ideas that have held me back, one being that I have a deadline to get this done (while I am still young enough to make it, etc etc…) Since I started following Jesus and playing Christian music, I feel like some time has been bought for me in that you can be a little older in the Christian music industry and still be cool. Not that I’m old, I’m 24 (will be 25 in June). But since I always considered myself a pop musician, I would find myself looking at the artists under 20 that were achieving national success and thinking “I’d better hurry up if I want to make anything out of this.” This attitude only served to limit me, so I need to let it go, and again trust that God will set everything up to work out perfectly. All I need to do is have faith and keep moving forward in the ways that I can. And I do feel that things will fall into place. All the songs are written and finalized, the studio is decided on (at a great rate too) and I am working with some very talented, hardworking musicians – myself included! :)