Found Out and Moving Forward

In high school, I started to “teach” myself how to play the bass guitar. I write “teach” in quotes because I didn’t start with the foundational things. I didn’t know my scales or even what string was what. I just practiced tabs of other bands’ songs and tried to fake like I actually knew something.

One evening, the youth pastor came to me and asked if I would be willing to play with them. I was ecstatic. However, I was also pretty delusional. I thought I could just play what I thought sounded good. The problem was, I didn’t have a good grasp on aural skills either.

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The Measure of Success

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These past couple of Sundays at my church, the pastor talked about insecurity. He talked about how people bring their insecurities with them wherever they go. When they sit down in a church on Sunday morning, often times their insecurities are sitting right next to them. Our insecurities never whisper anything good in our ears.

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