Sometimes, I like to rush myself. Merely because I find myself so excited that whatever it is that I have all this hype for, I need to act on it now. But, like in all things, rushing into something is not always the ideal thing to do.
Maybe it’s not the right time. Or maybe, I don’t need to dive into this at all.
Being on a team with a developed sense of creativity means that you probably have something to offer when the conversation of musical arrangements, structure or parts come up. I’ve found myself many times with something to contribute, it is natural for us to want to have input in our team. When doing that, we need to make sure that we find the right moment or moments to do that.
For example, get through a song first, allow everyone to have the concept and structure of a song. Rather than trying to put a spin on the song while everyone is still trying to learn it, it would be slightly easier when the whole team understands the song and can digest the suggestion that you’re trying to bring and where you want to do that in the song.
Side note: Remember, if you aren’t headship, your input could only be taken as a suggestion and could possibly not even see the light of day. Don’t take it personal, your leader has a vision and its our duty to see the team to that vision.
Now, lets talk about “being that person”. Don’t be the person who has a suggestion every five minutes where there is a collective groan everytime you speak up. Think about it first, is it beneficial or is this something pleasing to yourself? Think about that for awhile and I’m sure you’ll have your answer. Also, don’t bring a suggestion without being able to demonstrate it or without a fully constructed idea. Be able to back up your input, chances are the team won’t be able to read your mind and complete your thought for you.
Finally, wait on the Lord. Maybe you have some ideas but not sure if it’s ideal to bring them up like a key change or leading a song or changing your parts. Go home, pray about it, practice a bit more. If you’ve gained confidence in the Lord and in your creativity, the right time to present your idea will open it’s door to you. Or possibly, after that time of meditation you’ve realized that your thought didn’t evolve and it has passed and that’s okay. It happens all the time.
The Lord gave us our creative desires for a purpose and it’s our duty to seek and trust Him on when to operate with our gifts and when a door of contribution opens.