I looked at the page while putting my hands to the keys. I glanced over the notes and started playing. A#, D, C to F#, and so on. I slipped up here and there, but overall I did well. I glanced over the page again and focused on the areas I made mistakes. I looked for the hand patterns, and placement. I started over and played the piece. A few mistakes were still within the music but less than the first time. I started over once again and thought of the upcoming notes, the timings, and the hand placements. Perfect.
When you look at the notes you are reviewing, what you think will happen. But even knowing exactly what should happen doesn’t mean it will happen the same way. We slip up through the piece and mess up. We look for ways out but it can muddle the melody even more. We need to pause and wait for God to help us out before continuing with the beautiful piece he gave us. Until we look for the pattern of God’s presence and love for us, we are unable to play correctly. When we are able to look and find God even in the mistakes, we can play as if with magic.
Trying a new project or music piece can be difficult but God can give you the correct notes to play and allow you to play with beauty and him in mind. When we mess up and try to get out quickly by ourselves, we can muddle the piece even more. But when we take a breather before continuing, then we can play and not muddle the melody God set for us.
“So let’s keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us. If any of you have something else in mind, something less than total commitment, God will clear your blurred vision -- you’ll see it yet! (Philippians 3:15). — When we look away and mess up God will stop us, and correct us so we we can continue on with his plan.
Freedom Hymn by Austin French
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