Success on Earth …

“It’s not possible for a person to succeed—I’m talking about eternal success—without heaven’s help.” John 3:27

This fall I’m watching “The Voice” and following one of the contestants, Katrina Rose. I’ve never met Katrina, but keep up with her through Facebook posts from her and her father, Richard Dideriksen, a friend and a classmate from high school. It’s easy to understand Katrina’s talent, as Richard is a talented amateur musician and has done local theater in Durham, North Carolina. He must have burst his buttons when Katrina was added to Mylie’s team.

Success doesn’t come without a lot of practice and pain. I had limited vocal success in high school as part of the All State Choir. I remember auditioning with Margit, Rick and Randy as a quartet. We were selected to spend time over the Thanksgiving weekend in Des Moines rehearsing and performing with the 500-member choir. After two days of rehearsal, I had no voice left for the performance. I had practiced too hard.  I thank God there were 125 other altos to cover for my vocal absence.

Katrina is blessed with both vocal and acting abilities, plus a personality to pull it off.  Yet, during an interview for “The Voice” she said during her career she’s had the door slammed in her face and rug pulled out from underneath her. Should she achieve success beyond making it on “The Voice,” I believe it will be a God thing–a blessing.

Help us, Lord, to use our talents to glorify you.  Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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