Do you ever wonder what God wants from you?
I have wondered this for the majority of my adult life.
It seems simple to just ask right? Well. Tuh!...Keep reading honey.
Lately, I've been going back and forth with what type of content to post on my YouTube channel.
I'm one of those people who has A LOT of things to say and I just want to say them all. Have you ever felt that way? Like you have SO much to say that you kinda ramble a bit? Well, that has been me.
Don't get me wrong! I've got stories upon stories!
There are some things I could tell you about me that would blow your mind, but I can just hear my husband saying, "Tell some, save some, baby." LOL!
In my mind, I'm thinking "I just want to help people," you know? I want to keep you from making a lot of the same mistakes I made in life. AND I want people to feel the joy I feel also.
We LOVE to do things our own way, BUT we have to Give God What He Wants.
So with the whole "content creation" thing, I thought I'd spread myself around a bit. I've talked about things such as gaining confidence, living in the moment, I've done affirmations, VLOGS! All the things.
The whole time in the back of my mind, I'm thinking, "You do know your channel is "Karen Marie Music," right?
"Why aren't you sharing music?" Long story short, I wasn't sharing music because I was afraid to. Yep! You read that right.
I, Karen Williams Clark aka Karen Marie MUSIC 🙄 have been afraid to share music. Why? Don't even ask, but I guess I let myself fall victim to trends without regard to what God made ME to be. The VERY THING I told you not to do.
An example of how God spoke directly to me.
He knows when I'm struggling and need to hear from Him. When that happens, I try to quiet myself and pray. But that's not all I do. Worship and pure, regular conversation with Him makes ALL the difference in my life.
I just said in my heart (not even out loud), "I'm not doing what I'm supposed to be doing. God specifically gave me the gift of music. Singing. Yet I'm trying to do everything except that. 😑"
Not many days after I said this in my heart, maybe even only a day, I got this text message: Do y'all see what happened here??? I didn't have to wait long for an answer to what wasn't even really a "question." It was just a "feeling" that I had. The feeling that I was going in the wrong direction.
How many times have you said to your spouse or significant other, "I know what you're thinking." And you actually DO because you know them well.
God knows me! He knew what was in my heart so He gave me an assist so I can score the basket! SWISH!!!
How does God communicate with us?
There are SO many ways God communicates with us.
- His Word
- Whispers in our hearts (the still small voice)
- Direct messages from others
- Things we THINK are coincidences
- Audibly - This is rare, but it DOES happen
The list can go on and on, but number 5 is how He chose to communicate with me on this particular occasion.
Let us sing a new song.
Based on that text message from someone with who I have had no discussion about my situation or what I was thinking, I now know exactly what God wants from me.
HE WANTS ME TO SING.
A deeper look into the text tells me that I already have everything I need inside of me.
"Greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world." 🙌
"A New Song....Let Us Sing." What can be plainer than that???
So my very next post to YouTube was what I now know God wants from me. Although the song I posted is not new, it IS a new beginning for me of embracing who I am.
Now- I will still do VLOGS and things that I enjoy. I'll share what happens Beyond The Melody because many of you have said this is helpful.
But my main goal will be to get this music out of my head, into God's ears, and onto some WAX!
Steps to finding out what God wants from you?
- Give thanks first thing every morning
- Talk to Him throughout the day (as you would a close friend)
- Worship- Sing Him a New Song. Even if it doesn't make sense to you. Just sing.
If you're stuck and don't know what to sing, you can ALWAYS join in with me. Tap the image to sing along.
Love you so much! Talk to you soon!