When I first started passionately pursuing music, I was in junior high. And my love for music went supernova while I was in high school. But it took a few years after high school before I started to think I might “be a star” one day. Not because I had visions of fame and glory. But because I wanted music to be my vocation.
And I actually had opportunities to “be a star.”
In fact, there were multiple times, during my full-time musician career, when I brushed up against that “next level.” For years, I kept a copy of a letter I received from Capitol Records. Because they had gotten a demo tape I sent and were interested in talking to my “representative.”
The lady who wrote to me said everyone who listened to my music thought I sounded like Kenny Loggins. And she added that the other ladies in the office that I was “much cuter.” And that I had caused quite a stir. (Ah, the halcyon days of my prime)
But I’m not sharing this with you to brag. Or to get you to think I’m something special. Far from it.
It’s just another example, in an endless parade of examples, of how short your time is here on Earth. And how fast it goes by. One day you cause a stir with a group from the opposite sex. And the next day you’re decades away. And the day after that, you’re a footnote in a tiny book.
But that’s just the here and now.
Fortunately, that doesn’t have to be the whole you. Because, you’re an eternal being. Not your body. YOU. And despite what you see when you look in the mirror, you’re a star. Because God made you in His image and likeness.
So, get up and conquer your day.
Be the star you are, your own way.
And even though certain parts fade,
Remember the Way that you’re made.
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