Thursday, March 24, 2011

James Durbin Rocks!

I'm totally rooting for James Durbin to win Idol this year. Besides the fact he's an awesome singer, the reason I'm pulling for him should come as no surprise to anyone (but just in case you live under a rock, James was diagnosed with HFA and Tourette Syndrome when he was 9) .

His courage to get up on stage and be the man he was born to be reminds me that it is necessary for me to follow suit. We all need to. Every single human being is born with gifts, and it is our responsibility--not just a privilege--to use our gifts for the benefit of other people. 

I'm not a singer (yet). I'm scholarly. Call it whatever you want. Nerdy. Geeky. Bookwormy. Whatever. I love words. Love to study. Love to learn. Love to hypothesize. In short, I love to think and I believe it is what I was born to do. Still, I've realized that knowing what my strengths are and having the confidence to use them are two different animals. And I admit, I have trouble with the latter sometimes. But I'm working on it!

Thank you, James, for pursuing your dreams. You give the rest of us permission to do the same. 

So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. 

~Hebrews 10:35 & 36