FOLLOWING YOUR DREAMS

 I've always had a desire to pour into people in some way outside of music.  This website gives me the perfect outlet to do it.  Over the past year, I've had a tremendous surge in my music ministry.  Since last August, I have never had an empty calendar.  Whenever my calendar starts to get empty, new opportunities always come.  Many people ask me, "How did you start getting all of this exposure?"  My reply is simple, "A decision to do it"  I, like many others, was waiting on other people to give me that big break.  I began to realize that the people that I was depending on were looking for breaks themselves.  There were even some that had good intentions of helping me and some did to an extent.  When I realized that I was responsible for my destiny, my perspective of everything changed.  Family, pastors, friends, other professionals, all these people have a desire to see you succeed in fulfilling you destiny, but it's not there sole responsibility.  I have a wonderful pastor who has for years preached on finding and fulfilling your destiny.  Although he is very supportive, he has his own destiny to fulfill.  So like I said earlier, I made a decision.  Instead of waiting for the "big names" to call me, I began to use the people and resources around me.  I looked in the papers and web for functions that were happening in my area and asked if I could be apart of them.  I asked other pastors that I know if I could share in their morning services or special programs.  I became "visible and availaable".

Those are things that anyone can do however you should still want God to bless all you do.

1. Stay humble.  No one like people that are always bragging on themselves. God says when you are humble, you are free from pride and arrogance. You know that in your flesh you are inadequate, yet you also know who you are in Christ.  Personally, I've noticed people that brag on themselves, especially musicians, aren't that good anyway.  It's not about you!  If your gift/ministry is not meeting the needs of others, then all of your work is in vain.  Your talent isn't a gift to you. He entrusted it to you to bless others with it.

2. Submit your gift.  Everyone should have a spiritual covering.  A good friend of mine, Merlon Devine, is a gospel/jazz saxophonist who travels weekly across the country.  However, he and his family are still members of a local church where he SERVES.  I believe that one of the main reasons God has blessed me is because of my faithfulness to my local church.  Do I perform my own music on a regular basis there...no.  My mission at my church isn't to promote myself, it's to promote the Kingdom.  You will NEVER have an effective national or worldwide ministry if your not able to bless you local congregation.  God will always reward your faithfulness.

3. Submit yourself.  Romans 12:1-I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.  God is looking for yielded vessels he can use. You have to have a heart for ministry and meeting others needs. There are a lot of people who you may see prospering that you know do not have things right with God.  Don't be decieved by this.  Psalms 37:1-2 1Don't bother your head with braggarts or wish you could succeed like the wicked. 2 In no time they'll shrivel like grass clippings and wilt. like cut flowers in the sun.  ..and you never know, God might be working on them also.

4. Never measure yourself by the success of others.  You will always find yourself frustrated doing this.  Take your gift and use it to the best of your ability. There is no one on this Earth that can do a better job at being you.  God made you to be you, not anyone else.  Take what you have and maximize it!

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Cameron


4 comments

  • Tamara Jamison

    Tamara Jamison

    This is so great! God bless you in all that you do for His glory. I love how the music continues to play during my visit on your site.

    This is so great! God bless you in all that you do for His glory. I love how the music continues to play during my visit on your site.

  • Yolanda Ballard

    Yolanda Ballard

    I am really blessed to have met you and very grateful that you shared your music with me. As I said before I was having a bad night. Everything seemed to be going wrong. I was tired and getting frustrated. And since I've been listening to the music on your site, I've been blessed, truly relaxed and energized at the same time. And I am blessed by how you share your heart that is behind the music. A true balance of character producing excellent music! I am believing for an album that you will put out on CD or even live DVD. And also a balance of worship/praise music with your sax would be awesome. We met a Puerto Rican man who played the sax and also had a good heart with God and he played excellent also. Some may say where does other styles of music have place in the house of God. But if it is a true man of God playing the music that truly God is in it!!! Continue to do your best to lead others in the throne room of God with your music when you are able!!! Love in Christ

    I am really blessed to have met you and very grateful that you shared your music with me. As I said before I was having a bad night. Everything seemed to be going wrong. I was tired and getting frustrated. And since I've been listening to the music on your site, I've been blessed, truly relaxed and energized at the same time. And I am blessed by how you share your heart that is behind the music. A true balance of character producing excellent music! I am believing for an album that you will put out on CD or even live DVD. And also a balance of worship/praise music with your sax would be awesome. We met a Puerto Rican man who played the sax and also had a good heart with God and he played excellent also. Some may say where does other styles of music have place in the house of God. But if it is a true man of God playing the music that truly God is in it!!! Continue to do your best to lead others in the throne room of God with your music when you are able!!! Love in Christ

  • Vaughn Fahie

    Vaughn Fahie

    Man my brotha! I'm so glad I stumbled upon your site on an Fb add....Another brother that does what I do and ministers. Your music is fantastic and I love your encouraging blog about serving your gift! You have a new fan here in California. Vaughn Fahie www.sax4god.com God's blessings to you and your ministry. I have been playing for about 7 years full time with my sax and recording studio. Anything I can share with you about my journey or that I can learn from you...I would love the opportunity. Keep playing to the souls for the Kingdom. My prayers are for your progress through all of the obstacles and distractions both external and internal.

    Man my brotha! I'm so glad I stumbled upon your site on an Fb add....Another brother that does what I do and ministers. Your music is fantastic and I love your encouraging blog about serving your gift! You have a new fan here in California.
    Vaughn Fahie www.sax4god.com
    God's blessings to you and your ministry. I have been playing for about 7 years full time with my sax and recording studio. Anything I can share with you about my journey or that I can learn from you...I would love the opportunity. Keep playing to the souls for the Kingdom. My prayers are for your progress through all of the obstacles and distractions both external and internal.

  • Kristi

    Kristi

    What a great word!!!!

    What a great word!!!!

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