Thank you to my friend Andy for sending me this link. Interesting idea, 1000 True Fans. Basically, it proposes that if you have 1000 True Fans you can make a living in your niche. For me, that would probably mean music. It sure is a tempting venture to pursue.
My musical pursuits have been interesting throughout my life. When I was in high school I actually used to pray that I would get to be in a Christian band some day. After a year or so in music ministry it dawned on me that I play in a (more or less, cover) band every week. My prayer came true.
I won’t deny that time to time I daydream about what it would be like to be a full-time performer. It would so work for me, too. My wife doesn’t work and our kids our homeschooled so they could all come with me (if my family couldn’t join me, there’d be no deal)
To be honest, for me to pursue a music career right now would be self-serving. I can say for certain that God isn’t giving me any hint that He wants me to pursue a music career – even a side hobby career. For now, I’ll continue to explore things like this blog, my other blog, and above all, obedience to God because I did, after all, make him in charge of my life.
I’m not naive, though. I’ve had many people over the years make comments to me that have made me confident that God has gifted me in a way to use music to minister to people. That is also a tempting venture to pursue. But I need to make sure my motives are right and that I’m not just trying to be popular. Or do things so people will compliment me and make me feel good about myself. God gave me my gifts to serve others and He will be the one to take care of my and my family’s needs. I’m pretty sure that’s what Jesus meant when He said seek first the Kingdom of God.
In the coming year I have some ideas to use my gifts to share with others over the internet. So for my 3 True Fans, stay tuned!