April 10, 2017 When in Doubt, Play Out!

Ok, so many of you know that I am a band/music nerd, right? If not, well, now you know!!! Haha ok, so when I was in High School band, when you were not really sure of a note, rhythm, or if you were playing in-tune, that is when the player would attempt to play softer in order to make their possible mistake as unnoticeable as possible. Well, this results in you indeed playing flat! That is when the sound of the note is lower that what it is supposed to be. This tends to be pretty difficult to determine if you are wrong or right. So one of my band directors had this saying, it was “when in doubt, play out!” That means that if you are unsure, or doubting yourself and your instrument, then play out because that it the best possible solution so that you can hear the mistake and quickly fix it. Now I am going to relate that to our finding this week! Ok, so we were finally able to get some time to actually follow our schedule for once and knock on some doors! At first, we were confident, but as time went on and more people yelled at us, we began to doubt if that is what the Lord needed us to do at that time. Then this phrase came into my head, “when in doubt, play out!” When we become unsure of ourselves and our purpose, we are doubting. In result, this can drag us down and not fill our full potential! That is when you need to take a deep, full breath, and play out. So push the doubt aside and talk to even more people! And be sure that you are paying attention to what you are saying, what they are saying, how they are acting, how you are acting, everything. When you do this, you can find different ways to try to make a different and more positive outcome. This might be changing the words you say, smiling more when you speak, etc. Just like every instrument is different, so are people! You have to watch and listen in order to help you know how to be “in-tune”, so to say. It’s hard, but it is worth it! And the more you do it, the easier it gets 🙂 I hope you guys have a wonderful week!!!

Always and Forever,

Sister Wonson

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