Husband brought to my remembrance the time when I started joining our church choir.Â If you follow this blog long enough, you’ll probably remember that I shared in one of my previous posts my disability to hear tones. In other words, I am always out of tune.
Hubby is so kind to bring to my remembrance how I usually got thrown out of the choir room during choir practices. Isn’t he is so sweet? LOL! Well, it is true that our strict choir trainer always got irritated whenever he heard my notes far from the right notes. He would often ask me to stop and if I was unlucky enough, I would be asked to get out of the room. There was even a time that I was not allowed to sing for the Sunday Morning service though I practiced the night before. Did I feel humiliated? Honestly, no. Before I entered that ministry, God has prepared my heart and my mind for whatsoever hurt that I might receive in the said ministry. Did I quit? Definitely not,Â to the trainer’s dismay, LOL. He was wrong when he thought that I was faint – hearted and easily gave up. He was the one who left the choir hahaha…
I still could not sing that well. But Hubby confirmed that I improved a lotÂ ( thanks Dear! I know that you seldom utter a compliment but when you do it is true 😀 ) and I owe it first to the Lord who is the source of all talents and second to the people who diligently shared their knowledge and experience with me and one of them was that choir trainer. He probably saw my determination to learn and to improve that was why he stopped discouraging to find another ministry. Instead, he trained me with all patience as long as I follow his rule which I did. So when he asked to be 30-minute earlier that the choir practice schedule, I was in the church 1 hour earlier.Â When he demanded that I should have my own copy of the piece before the choir practice started, I made sure that I have all the choir pieces. When he suggested to me that to buy a recorder so I could record our choir practice, I obey him. That time, my earning was really small but I diligently saved my money for a decent recorder. If I only realized that time that an exceptional zoom recorder would do better, I probably bought one.Â He was probably strict but I benefited from his strictness.Â There were probably times that I was humiliated but they were just added to my determination to improve. So in the end, I gain.
Winners never quit and quitters never win, right?