"Return to music," the words that changed my life.
After returning to my home state of Texas with plans of an uneventful last year of active duty Army service, I saw myself enjoying time with my family, networking and interviewing for civilian jobs. It was my intent to pursue a career in finance at the conclusion of my Army career.
Until one day, with the inspiration of God the Holy Spirit, I felt the nudge to return to music.
I had played the piano as a young boy, was a trumpet player in middle school, and learned to play the guitar in my 20s, but I would never have classified myself as a musician. Heck, I'd never even call myself creative. Or even an artist.
But I couldn't shake the nagging feeling that I was meant to pursue music. Or rather, return to a hobby that once brought me immense joy and reprieve from many of my life's struggles and trials.
So, I did something unthinkable. I spontaneously purchased a baby grand piano. I prayed that God would utilize me in whatever way possible.
Something miraculous happened! On the day the piano was delivered, I began playing. Although I had not played piano in more than 20 years, my fingers were playing melodies and cord progressions as if I had been playing for years.
In a little over two weeks, I had created my first song, You Make Me Strong.
It was evident that this song was from God the Holy Spirit. There is no way that my human hands could've created this song.
The recording and publishing process was as seamless as the writing and creating process. Yet another testament of God's grace.
And the rest, as they say, is history.
I am a living testament of God's grace. My songs are only a fraction of the grace blessings that God has given me. I pray that I can spread His grace and truth through my musical talents and speaking gifts.
I am so blessed and grateful for this platform that God has bestowed upon me.