You Have a Voice

by Alysha Mitchell

In recent months, God has pressed upon my heart a new adventure for The WordPlayers that has turned into an even greater adventure for me. I recently had the privilege of meeting with Artistic Director Terry Weber in regards to this adventure, and not only was the whole meeting WAY more productive and helpful than I expected, but it also shone a light on an entire mountain that I thought was an ant hill.

I left the meeting for my car feeling inspired and ready for the new direction. Then, I got in my car. It hit me like a ton of bricks. What if this is just silly? What if this has more impact on me than it has on anyone else? Worse, what if it has ZERO impact on anybody? Just as I was pulling out of the parking lot, sweating all these questions that don’t make a lick o’ difference now, I realized–whether by the grace of the Holy Spirit I don’t know–that Satan wants me to believe I don’t have a voice. He wants EVERY Christian to believe he or she does not have a voice. And I’ve found that particularly true in the case of artists.

This is simply NOT the case. Ephesians 2:10 tells us “For we are His creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them.”

What a relief to know God didn’t make me for nothing! He intends to do something with me, and he’s going to equip┬áme to do it! Better yet, He’s given me a wonderful, loving, supportive group–The WordPlayers–to help me get it done. There are some days it’s really tough to suck it up and do what’s got to be done. Just know that those mountains you’re trying to cross are definitely not bigger than God.