david santistevan


Give what you got

Recording an album has taught me many things. I have felt weak and inadequate most of the time. The thought has even crossed my mind to do something else with my life. Why is this? When you put your heart on display for people to see, hurt is inevitable. Anytime you speak, lead worship, sing an original song, perform, lead a small group, witness, basically do anything publicly, the possibility arises for hurt. Does this mean we isolate ourselves to avoid pain? Absolutely not.

Give what you got. Many times we can look at people more gifted than us and despair…give up. Why should I use my gift if [fill in the blank] can do it better?

We’re not all called to have a global ministry, or for artists, a fan base across the world, but we all need to give what we have to make the world a better place. Some artists only have a small following because their music does not appeal to a wide, general audience. This is OK. Give what you have to bless the world, whether its to 5 or 5,000,000. Maybe you need to raise up a small group of 5 to be mature disciples of Christ.

I have chosen to give what I have to reach as many people as I can. In the same way, God wants to use you…but you have step out.


August 16, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. good word.

    Comment by Mike | August 16, 2008 | Reply

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