Are You Melody or Harmony?

I was singing along with some music in the shower when this idea came to me. I love to sing harmony. I’ve been asked to sing the lead or melody at times, but nothing fits me like finding the notes that blend and bring a fullness that a solo voice can’t.

There was a time when I wanted to be a worship leader. I was ready to take, what I thought, was the next step. But, being in the spotlight stirred up my anxiety and I missed the smooth feel of harmonizing.

So, does being a background vocalist make me less of a singer? I think you can guess the answer.

But God has carefully designed each member and placed it in the body to function as he desires. A diversity is required, for if the body consisted of one single part, there wouldn’t be a body at all! So now we see that there are many differing parts and functions, but one body.

He has done this intentionally so that every member would look after the others with mutual concern, and so that there will be no division in the body.

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭12:18-20, 25‬ ‭TPT‬‬

Harmony extends into my personality. I would rather support than lead, encourage rather than be a trendsetter.

A familiar quote comes to mind. “Bloom where you are planted.” It’s roots go back to this quote:

Truly charity has no limit; for the love of God has been poured into our hearts by His Spirit dwelling in each one of us, calling us to a life of devotion and inviting us to bloom in the garden where He has planted and directing us to radiate the beauty and spread the fragrance of His Providence.

Saint Francis de Sales (1567-1622)

There is no right way to be, whether you are melody or harmony, leader or background support, head or foot. The challenge is to be content and grow in our design. The trap the enemy sets for all of us is becoming prideful and thinking we are better than others.

I pray you will find the beauty in the part God has given you and be at peace.

Grace & Peace,


Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay

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