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God Called Me To Sing

God called me to sing. I sing with 3 other ladies, including the Pastor's wife. She and the Pastor went on vacation. God gave me 2 songs to sing, but when I mentioned it to the other ladies, they ignored me and sang what they wanted to sing, what should I do, or should have done?

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I do not feel as I have a "gift" to sing as I do Not sing well,but times when God is truly leading me to sing,he always makes a way and always blesses me and my song of must not hold any hardness in your heart toward these two sisters.God Bless You
---kim6437 on 7/15/07

** No Jack, it isn't all about me. **

Yes, it IS all about you. You seem to feel that anyone who disagrees with your self-bestowed spiritual superiority is going against God.

Did you ever consider the possibility (not probability) that maybe God gave these women what you all were supposed to sing, and you were just acting in your own flesh and mind?
---Jack on 7/11/07

No Jack, it isn't all about me. It is all about God and what he wants done. I failed him and I let the spirit get quinched because I should have sang those songs he gave me to sing. And if the other girls got mad, well than so be it. I'm here to make God happy not others.
---Rebecca_D on 7/10/07

Jack, you sound like a jealous woman.
What exactly is your problem. You don't pick on men, though, do you?
---Bend_OR on 7/10/07

Hi, Rebecca . . . what should you do, or should you have done?

I'd say, if you know the Holy Spirit's voice and leading and He tells you to sing something but the others refuse . . . then do whatever He tells and leads you to do about this. If He really meant for YOU to sing those songs, He could have made things work to that.

But if He meant you as a group, but they refused, I don't think you're responsible for making disobedient people do what is right.
---Bill_bila5659 on 7/10/07

Jack, Evidently you do not know the leading by the Holy Ghost.**

Et reliqua.

Indeed I do know the leading of the Holy Ghost.

And I can also smell spiritual bee ess a thousand miles away.

Everything you say, Rebecca, boils down to "Me, Me, Me, how great I art!"
---Jack on 7/10/07

No. I am not a Prophet, at least I don't think I am. To be honest I really don't know if I am. All I know is I use Gods word to help find solution to problems. I'm not a Prophet. I get all my solution from Gods word. I can't take the credit. That would be like reading a book and taking those ideas from the book and claiming them as my own.
---Marcia on 7/10/07

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia... don't tell me, you're a prophet, too. So many 'prophets of the blogs', so little time....
---Butch_C. on 7/10/07

Sweet Hart, we are tested in tried in many ways. Sometimes in life just before a major blessing we face a trial and based on how we react to the test or trial will determine whether or not we will enter into our promise land. Attitude plays a big part. Remember how the Israelites murmured and complained. Live out your salvation in fear towards the Lord.
---Marcia on 7/9/07

Jack; Evidently you do not know the leading by the Holy Ghost. Yes I know when I want to sing songs, and when the Holy Ghost leads me to sing songs. What God puts on my heart to sing, he may not put it on the others girls heart to sing. God works in people differently. I am not confused, for God is not the auther of confusing. You have a hard time believing people who are truely called by God. You assume one is doing things in self, and accuse one of not knowing God's voice.
---Rebecca_D on 7/9/07

Oh MY! When I first saw the title of this blog I thought it read: "God called me to sin." I must be very tired. LOL. Reading the bickering on here makes me even more tired.
---Gena8493 on 7/9/07

** It was the Holy Ghost in me leading me to sing those songs.**

You sure it wasn't YOU telling the Holy Ghost you wanted to sing those songs?

If it was indeed the Holy Spirit, is He not capable of putting this instruction into the hearts of the other two? After all, He is a Spirit of Unity.

My own observation with pop-evangelicals is that the their own voices sound SO MUCH like the Holy Spirit's voice to them--so much so, they frequently confuse them.
---Jack on 7/9/07

Have business cards made announcing your willingness to sing at weddings, funerals and other gatherings. I don't know if you will want to charge a fee or not. Get the word out that you do sing,solo. Soon you will have more work singing solos than you can handle. Forget the incident that happened in your church singing group. Strike out on your own. I would continue to sing with them, also, and sit back and watch God work that situation, out. And He will.
---Robyn on 7/6/07

Ashley; No it wasn't me whom wanted to sing those songs. It was the Holy Ghost in me leading me to sing those songs. He sings through me with song. That is my calling. I did get angry because those girls quinched the spirit, and I let them. You may have 30 years in singing. But has God called you to sing? If not, then you have no idea how I feel. So you shouldn't compare your self-calling singing to my God-calling singing.
---Rebecca_D on 7/6/07

It could be that those songs that God gave you to sing are for a specific time or it could be that God is preparing you for a higher ground. Be pateint and wait on the Lord he will reveal to you what you should do. My advise to you is to love those women and draw closer to God.
---Marcia on 7/6/07

All I can tell you is that the Lord said we are going to give an account for every idle word spoken. God sees and knows everything, including people's hearts. He knows when people are playing around, and when they are really serious. The Lord Jesus is soon to come back, and it's time for people to get it together and really be saved (those whom God will still have mercy on). Think about that.
---J on 7/5/07

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mathew: you are wasting your time and energy writing anything to Gail. When you say something in truth, it cuts her to the quick and she then lashes out at everyone in anger, calling them names and stirring up contention. It is said misery loves company. I wonder why I bother to show her truth from the bible. She will only ignore our post completely. many here are good at that. if your prove them wrong from the bible, they sulk and then change the subject by attacking the person who wrote it.
---ashley on 7/1/07

Oh, I thought your son took you out for Mother's Day.
---Gail on 7/1/07

*Matthew, you are a woman though, correct?*

No Gail my name is Matthew and I am a man. I have also only ever used my real name.
---Matthew on 7/1/07

rebecca: I mean no disrespect, but what you just described is selfishness within yourself. You wanted to sing those songs, You felt you should do them, You picked them out and then you got angry when others said NO. Where was God in that. He will not disrupt the intentions of many for the vanities of one. 30 years in the music industry qualifies my opinion. Thank your friend Gail for a lot of contention on the blogs. She follows satan and attacks everyone yet never answers one question.
---ashley on 7/1/07

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Ashley; If you worked with Shaina Twain then you should know, "That don't impress me (us) much". What does these singers have to do with me being called to sing and me knowning the other two girls weren't called by God to sing? Betty; I did tell them that God was wanting those songs to be sung, it didn't matter though. Harold; no God bid me to sing those two songs, he didn't tell me to sit them out, for they were choosed by him to be sung. They quenched the spirit, not me.
---Rebecca_D on 7/1/07

Gail: I promise I will answer every question you ask me in exchange for answers to every question people have asked you that you have ignored. It is only fair. You have my word that I will uphold my end of the agreement. Can we say the same for you. Remember, when you answer, you are not telling me, you are speaking directly to Jesus Christ who hears every word uttered by your mouth. Are you up to the challenge or will you ignore this too. We will all be waiting to see which master you serve.
---ashley on 6/30/07

Ladies. Ladies. If God asked you to step down from leading the singing at Church, could you stand the ego shock of doing it? Well, lady, look at it this way - God is asking you to sit out two of the songs that you were chosing to sing. That's all. Now, forgive the other egomaniac ladies too, and keep on giving praise to the Lord, who has blessed you with a voice.
---harold on 6/30/07

Ashley (Dave), feigning the mormon love walk again. It's short lived.
You've not addressed one scripture or historical fact about mormonism that's been posted for you. Not one. You are a false teacher, and a mormon apologist.
Doing your part for Mitt, no doubt.

Matthew, you are a woman though, correct?
---Gail on 6/30/07

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Gail: from everything you say on these blogs it is obvious to everyone here that your ways are not God's ways either. You ignor every question asked of you and never answer one thing that people ask you in sincerity. You then try to say they are someone else. Are you sure you are not a ten year old child on here trying to compete for attention. If you want to write, write positive things with a scripture base so people learn, not negative attacks on others all the time. It gets monotonous after a while.
---ashley on 6/28/07

No, Gail I have never used another name besides Matthew. I don't understand why someone would.
---Matthew on 6/28/07

Matthew, aren't you and Nana the same person?
---Gail on 6/28/07

No, Gail, I'm not a woman. I believe in integrity and what Jesus taught us to do. I have only every used my real name on these blogs. I was only trying to help you, but I see you want to do what you believe is right. I'll leave you alone now and pray for you.
---Matthew on 6/28/07

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You could of just said God inpressed me for us to sing these songs
---Betty on 6/27/07

By the way, Matthew, aren't you really a woman, also?
Your writing reveals that, it surely does.
---Gail on 6/27/07

Ashley (Dave) is a man.

All I can say Matthew is what I said needed to be said. mark isn't going to ever believe you are right as long as you keep mocking (responding) to her.

I think you're probably bored now with OSAS. Sparring with 35 posts at a whack with mark, day after day, month after month, has not changed her mind one iota. I think you're looking for a new sparring partner. Your ways are not my ways. Next.
---Gail on 6/27/07

All I can say Gail is what I said needed to be said. Ashley isn't going to ever believe you are right as long as you keep mocking her.
---Matthew on 6/26/07

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1 Timothy 4:12
Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

Matthew 5:44
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
---Matthew on 6/26/07

Luke 6:35
But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
---Matthew on 6/26/07

I havn't met Donny and Marie. I have worked with many entertainers over the years. They include, Shania Twain, Celine Dion, Jeff Healey Band, Steppenwolf, Bachman Turner Overdrive, A. Frank Willis, The Diamonds, The Platters, and also many comedians from hollywood that I do the sound for. To me, I call them legends. If you don't, thats fine. They are friends of mine, unlike many here and they are not LDS's either. Class, many do not know the meaning of the word here and only promote negative attitudes.
---ashley on 6/26/07

Matthew, I've yet to see a Mormon pulled from their doctrines of demons by loving them. Encouraging the common ground to enable those demons doesn't pull them out either.
You continue to love mark and find the common ground for OSAS, and I'll continue to love Ashley (Dave).
---Gail on 6/26/07

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*Matt, Ashley(Dave) doesn't answer or look at Biblical/historical replies.*

Gail I know Ezekiel mocked others for believing in their God, but it was a different time and a different covenant. God's people were allowed to kill unbelievers(can't do that anymore) and fight back which is eye for an eye(Can't do that anymore now it's turn the other cheek).
In the new covenant, Gail, we are not allowed to mock people, now it is all about love.
---Matthew on 6/26/07

Gail, do you really think someone who is wrong in their beliefs will believe someone else who is mocking them and making fun of them? When you mock people in false doctrines and relgions you are just making it worse and pushing them further and further away from the truth. Expecting someone in a false doctrine to believe someone who is mocking and making fun at them is very wishful thinking Gail.
---Matthew on 6/26/07

Matt, Ashley(Dave) doesn't answer or look at Biblical/historical replies.
Ashley will be a god on his own universe/planet. And I believe Marie and Donny are the legends he's speaking of.
---Gail on 6/26/07

Gail, I dont condone or approve of the Mormon doctrine. I know it is a false doctrine, but it isn't ok to mock the Mormons and make fun of them.
---Matthew on 6/25/07

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ashley, a jack of all trades and a master of his own universe of which he will be his own god.
---Gail on 6/25/07

Ashley, would your legends be Marie & Donny?
---Gail on 6/25/07

As a professional singer, working with legends in the entertainment field, I know instantly when someone puts their heart into music and those who go through the motions. Rebecca is right. most people no more put their heart into their songs than someone who can't carry a tune in a basket. Working weekly with famous names in country, rock and pop, I know the difference instantly. If they don't want to sing properly with feeling and from the heart, they are wasting their time and should remain quiet.
---ashley on 6/24/07

Respectfully Rebecca D,
I some how detect that you may feel that there is no one else on the pitch but you, Let me tell you a little story. I have heard what you would call the queens of Gospel and I have heard the worst singers on the garden fence but the voice that makes the difference are always the little gems that Have to be Asked and prompt to sing, and that is always the voice that breaks the yoke!

I think this has gone on a little toooooooooo loooooooooong for comfort.
---Carla5754 on 6/24/07

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This was taken from the Gifts quiz on CN

"Music: This GIFT enables certain Christians to praise God through various forms of musical talent such as playing an instrument or singing to enhance the worship experience of the local congregation."
---anonymous on 6/17/07

Well, I don't see it that way, Jack. But I believe you do.
I believe RebeccaD. knows she has an opportunity here to reach others and be a witness. I wish she would lay off of the pop and take care of her health. God uses yielded vessels not perfect vessels.
Take care of your health, RebeccaD., that's very important. I can't stress it enough, pop first, ciggies second. You're a young person.
---anonymous on 6/17/07

**I can discern their spirits, they don't take it seriously**

I can discern your spirit, and it's too much like a certain pastor in town who is the bride at every wedding and the corpse at every funeral. He's a good preacher when he gets out of the way of himself, but generally his services quickly degenerate into the Winston Show. [not his real name]
---Jack on 6/16/07

Jack; No I can't see inside their hearts, but when their goofing off more than they sing, something is wrong somewhere. I can discern their spirits, they don't take it seriously as I do. I am going to fast and pray until God moves.
---Rebecca_D on 6/15/07

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** When I sing, I put my whole heart into it. I do my best for God. The other girls don't take it seriously. **

Can you REALLY see into their hearts and tell their spiritual motivations, Rebecca?

I rather doubt it.
---Jack on 6/15/07

"Ezra praised the LORD, the great God; and all the people lifted their hands and responded, 'Amen! Amen!' Then they bowed down and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground." Nehemiah 8:6
---Jenny on 6/15/07

True worshipers -
"From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger" (Psalm 8:2).
2 Chronicles 5:13-14 Levites gave praise and thanks to the Lord and the temple was filled with a cloud signifying the glory of God. "The trumpeters and singers joined in unison, as with one voice, to give praise and thanks to the LORD.
---Jenny on 6/15/07

True worshipers -
'He is good; his love endures forever.' Then the temple of the LORD was filled with a cloud, and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the temple of God."

God inhabits the atmosphere of praise. Psalm 22:3 says, "But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel (KJV).
---Jenny on 6/15/07

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Paul says, "For I wish that all men were even as I myself.
But each one has his own gift from God,
one in this manner and another in that." (1 Corinthians 7:7)

Paul, here, is talking about celibacy in Christ and marriage in Christ, calling each a "gift from God". So, there ARE gifts not listed in 1 Corinthians 12.

And if they are gifts of God's love, I would say they ARE spiritual gifts. So, I think singing in God's love is a spiritual gift.
---Bill_bila5659 on 6/14/07

When I sing, I put my whole heart into it. I do my best for God. The other girls don't take it seriously. To them it is task. For me it is a privilage to witness through song to others. I'm expecting great things in my life to come from God.
---Rebecca_D on 6/14/07

Rebecca: You miss my point. If you want to call it a gift, go right ahead. Just be aware that there are younger Christians who may confuse your "gift" of singing with the Spiritual Gifts of 1 Corinthians. I know I did as a younger Christian. You definitely received your "gift" from the Lord, I never said otherwise. I do believe you are called by God to sing. I never said otherwise to that either.
---Madison1101 on 6/14/07

Rebecca, don't get pulled back into the mud.
You have a gift.
God is going to use you in a greater way.
Your physical struggles - what the enemy means for harm - God will work it out for your good. Stay out of strife and division with others, the enemy uses that to distract you from your gift. Leave it all behind.
---Bethel on 6/14/07

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Rebecca, one of the most blessed times I've witnessed; a person who had an enormous physical struggles. He didn't ask for sympathy, he pushed on with God. The presence of God followed, people gave their lives to Jesus Christ when he witnessed, because of his complete submission to God. I've been praying for you Rebecca. Your window of opportunity is open to be used by God. Stay in love and stay out of arguments with others. I'll be waiting for the good reports.
---Bethel on 6/14/07

Well Madison, to me, I'm called by God to sing, to me that is a gift. Because God gives everyone a gift. You said, you believe the Lord gives us talents so we could use our spiritual gift. It is a talent, and a gift from God. I didn't say it was a spiritual gift, but a gift from God. There are many gifts God gives us, and I am using mine to gloryifiy him.
---Rebecca_D on 6/14/07

Rebecca, seriously it would've been wiser for you'll to choose the songs before the pastor left. While the pastor & his wife were gone everyone should've acted the sameway that they would if he was there.

On the other hand, ask them why they didn't sing the songs you chose.

In James 4:2 it says, "...yet ye have not, because ye ask not."
---Rickey on 6/14/07

Don't keep this issue in your heart concerning the song thing. Talk to the other folks & ,as a song I've heard goes, "let that thang go".

Being concerned about it is like being pregnant. A woman is holding the baby in for 9-months & has to carry the weight of the baby. It's the same with a concern. You carry it & its weight.
---Rickey on 6/14/07

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Rebecca: I did not say I have the gift of social work. I did not say that your singing would be a burden. I said that people might confuse the use of the word gift, where singing is concerned, with the Spiritual Gifts as they are described in the book of 1 Corinthians.

Singing is a talent through which your Spiritual Gifts to minister to the congregation.
---Madison1101 on 6/14/07

Rebecca: Correction. The way I used the word burden is in the sense that the Holy Spirit has burdened me to minister to the poor and emotionally disturbed people. Just as the Holy Spirit has burdened you to sing God's Words to the congregation. Burden is not a negative in this sense, but a feeling that one must do this for the Lord, as it is His calling.
---Madison1101 on 6/14/07

Rebecca_D, the word says, if any man "desire" the office of a bishop. Some are called and the Lord blesses the desires of others. Whether you are called, or he blesses your desire to sing for him, I pray the Lord blesses your endeavors.
---Frank on 6/13/07

Madison: it is not a burden to sing for God in anyway. Why would it confuse a person to call my singing a gift from God? He called me to sing, how would that not be a gift? It's not only a gift but a privilage. You said that you have the gift of social work, what is the difference in that and me calling my singing a gift? I use this gift to help people, with a blessful song. I said it was a gift from God, because he called me to do so. Which is it for you a gift or a talent?
---Rebecca_D on 6/13/07

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Bethel: You are wrong I am not jealous. I have in the past ministered in song for congregations and was blessed by it. I believe that God gives the talent of singing to many so that they might minister His Word and blessings to the congregation. It is great that she can sing in ministry.

I just believe that to call it a gift can confuse some people into thinking it is a Spiritual gift, which it is not. I believe the Lord gives us talents with which to use our gifts in service for Him.
---Madison1101 on 6/13/07

Here's a song I got, if I may > sung like "Blessed Assurance", possibly for a wedding pronouncement > first part >

Bless and be patient, loved one of mine,
intimate sharer in mercy divine . . .
helpmate to help me love one and all,
teaching my spirit how love shares all.

Not just a story or vain love song - -
if we obey love, we shall be strong;
learning forgiveness, we become one >
trust no excuses, worship God's Son.
---Bill_bila5659 on 6/13/07

part two >

Beauty of spirit, mentor my mind
into that caring that few do find;
take me but still seek those things above,
growing in intimate adoration.

Heed Christ's proposal, eternally long . . .
how He'll heed our need more than we want >
the proof is worship's abundant rest;
it is what nurtures our love the best.
---Bill_bila5659 on 6/13/07

God certainly gave "David" a gift.
I consider the Psalms a gift to man.
Instead of trying to knock down RebeccaD's gift, maybe you're jealous. Do you consider yours more than hers?
RebeccaD., you have a gift.
Besides that, you have double the votes.
---Bethel on 6/13/07

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Rebecca: I totally understand the fact that your talent and burden to sing are from God. I just don't believe it is right to call it a gift, as it confuses people. Singing is not a Spiritual Gift, as described in 1 Corinthians.

I believe we all have talents and burdens the Lord gives us as avenues by which we use our Spiritual Gifts. Mine is Social Work, where I use my gifts of mercy and helps. I would be heartbroken if I could not use my gifts in this way, as using them blesses me.
---Madison1101 on 6/12/07

For crying outloud, Bill. You have to let it go sometime. If the other two songbirds are there for whatever reasons, and RD is taking this very seriously, then you have an unequally yoked group. The same with a business partner, if you're unequally yoked, that bird won't fly no matter how much jet fuel you're using. It will not get off the ground.
RD is not joking with unequal yoking. Let it go, Bill, let it go.
---Stevie on 6/12/07

Thank you Rebecca, for being generous and considerate enough to answer my questions.

Hi, Stevie . . . yes, I can overly analyze things.

It can be good to sing with others who are very interested in ministering through song. So, how come we have so much emphasis, here, just on the possibility of Rebecca singing solo? I mean a group who cares for and helps each other and grows together.
---Bill_bila5659 on 6/12/07

She went, she sang, it's over, Bill.
It's over.
Let's not analyze this to pieces.
The other songbirds sang what they wanted, RD complied. It's a new day and a new song.
I believe RD is called to sing and the other two, not so much, maybe. If it continues to be a prob, she's going out on her own, solo.
The other two can sing whatever they want.
If RD does go solo, her singing floods hearts with the presence of God; Guess what, RD will be singing more and more at church.
---Stevie on 6/12/07

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No, they aren't forced to sing. One sings because the Pastor's wife sings, andt the other sing, just because she wants to. they have mentioned it to me, that they get tired of singing. and my way of thinking, is "sit down if your tired". Madison; This is a gift from God. If I don't use this gift that God has given me for his glory. He will use someone else and they will reap the benefits and the blessings. I want everything God has to offer me. which is unlimited.
---Rebecca_D on 6/12/07

Rebecca . . . you say those women KNOW they're not called? DO they even want to sing, or were they coerced or pressured to sing, or maybe just going along with what the pastor's wife wanted??

God wants cheerful, willing, glad service; so . . . did the paster pressure them somehow to sing (maybe for church image purposes)??? > this would not be right, but lording over > it says,

"nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock." (1 Peter 5:3)
---Bill_bila5659 on 6/12/07

Ask them why and pray about it. At least you won't need to speculate, life is full of heard knocks, but count it all Joy, when you are afflicted, it will bring you to your knees and closer to God. Then even your enemies will be at peace with you. Pray for them!
---Carla5754 on 6/11/07

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