Recently I had the opportunity to spend some time with a dear friend who sings, leads worship, writes songs and has a heart for shepherding the local church. He has developed a passion for teaching God’s word and now has opportunities to both lead his band AND to teach.
As God has given him new passions for teaching, I encouraged him to move in that direction, but to not give up his gifts in music and leading worship.
It reminded me that we are all created with unique gifts. God is opening the door for my friend to be able to teach at times and to lead worship at times. Someday he may have to choose which one will receive the most of his time, but for now, it is great to do them both as God opens the door.
Take a moment and think about your gifts. As you get older, try new things. Lead in a different way. It does not always have to be music. You may be gifted in media, or writing, or songwriting, or shepherding. Allow God to work in your life and lead your steps to new things.
Seek HIM first in everything and keep your heart focused on him. That should ALWAYS be your number one passion.