For A Season
Someone once told me “You can never lead someone to a place you’ve never been yourself.” As 2013’s progress bar speeds along, we in For A Season realize that this is going to be a blur of a year. In January we released the music video for our newest radio single “Let It Out” with Kj52. We threw one of the most insane parties we have ever been a part of as we celebrated our new EP “Lion Hearted”. We watched as our music raced up radio charts that we had only dreamed of even being on, and had the once in a lifetime privilege of touring with one of Christian music’s biggest names. We stood and looked at each other as we came to one, sound, collectively humbling revelation… God has us on a journey that none of us have any business being on. Our journey has only started, and we have much to learn.
Lets zoom out a little and bring some retrospective context to the journey. We can conclude three things from the past, present, and future of our paths. The first is this. We each understand that God has a calling on our lives. Though none of us (application may inversely be directed to you as well) fully understand the entire implication, we must acknowledge that God has laid out his will before us and desires to direct our steps. It has been amazing to look back through the lens of each member in For A Season and pin point when the calling of relational ministry, music, and art became concrete in each of our lives.
Now we can inspect the second, which is where we stand now. As stated in opening, we literally stand in awe of where God has us. How did we even arrive here? If point “A” is where we became aware of our calling and point “B” is February 2nd 2013, then we can conclude that only God had the orchestral ability and omnipotence to choreograph each of our paths for such a time as this. Never in my life have I been in the company of 4 polarized opposite individuals. Before we even knew each other, God was purposefully teaching, cultivating, and stretching us uniquely. I can’t do what any of these other guys can, period. *Always be aware that your journey may not immediately look like the vision He has seeded in your heart, and do not be discouraged if you do not embody all of the abilities required for his calling. This is how he is glorified and others share in his blessing!
The third is the short road we have to look back at, standing at the crossroads of today looking toward tomorrow. Where does this journey lead? Does it continue with the understanding that we are carried by his grace glorify him? Does it lead to the faded map of sojourns and vagrancy? No! “Onward and Upward” with your journey, mine, and ours if God so chooses to entwine them. We are entrusted with the task to serve others and point them to Christ.
- “A sacred burden is this life ye bear: Look on it, lift it, bear it solemnly, Stand up and walk beneath it steadfastly. Fail not for sorrow, falter not for sin, But onward and upward, till the goal ye win.” - Frances Anne Kemble
Remember the importance of finishing the task and the race given; because, “You can never lead someone to a place you’ve never been yourself.
-For A Season (Patrick Wilke)
O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?” (1 Corinthians 15:55)
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted;
he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. Psalm 34:18
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He was pierced for our rebellion
crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. Isaiah 53:5