So, you weren't meant for the spotlight?
That's totally okay! And I am going to tell you why.
Think about your favorite song of the moment. What do you like about it? Is it... the melody?
The rhythm? The killer vocals?
While some of us only notice one or two parts of a song without our brains falling apart, others, like me, can note all the different instruments, strum patterns, beats, vocal styles, etc.
During a live show, the people who get the most attention from the audience are the lead singer and the drummer. The drummer holds the beat- and what person can play drums really well and not seem super attractive??
The lead singer captivates the audience by their body language, strong and beautiful voice, and their spirit. They sing the part we all love to sing along to.
But wait... let's reconsider this.
Now, I'm not saying that your A Capella solo in the shower doesn't rock, ...but think about the beauty of your typical A Cappella group. Each person sings a different part. They play off their strengths. Tenor, Bass, Soprano, Baritone.... each has a completely different range. But when they all sing together, something AMAZING and unique happens. You get something like this:
Do you see what I'm saying here?? These girls did an incredible job. But although a lot of you were probably paying the MOST attention to the melody, there is a part (many parts in this case) that makes this INCREDIBLE. The harmony!!!!
Harmonizers are underestimated. Like bass guitarists, they kind of hide behind the lead singer and just play their part. But how boring would this video be without all the harmony?
THIS IS WHAT LIFE IS!!!
It doesn't matter if you tend to be hidden behind the glory of someone else. Your role is as important as those who tend to stand out a little more. Start thinking about things differently.
Stop wishing you had what they have. You can't long to stand out when you haven't yet embraced the very thing you hide. God gave us different talents and strengths so we would realize how much we need each other!!
Sing your own part. You have your own unique range, and that is beautiful. It's your strength!
One last note:
Never underestimate your dreams, your talents, or your role. You have something in you that the person that reads this post next doesn't have. And the person who read this before you has a strength in something that you don't. Maybe something you haven't even considered before!
Once you figure out just what makes you different, EMBRACE it! Don't hide it, or fear it.
Let's start to sing TOGETHER and change the world. Because where I am weak, someone is strong. We all have people in our lives who can encourage and teach us.
Life is made of beautiful music.
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