So, being a music major, I have to practice...a lot...4 hours a week for class piano and 2 hours a day for violin! A DAY!! YIKES!! As I go over my schedule and all the other homework I may not have yet but know I will have, I get slightly overwhelmed and shuddery inside. I want to be the best violinist I can be! I want to succeed in school. I want...I want...maybe this is all about "I want"s...instead of what really matters...GOD wants. And what I believe he wants for me is to be the best violinist that I can be because of what I believe he has called me to.
I strongly believe that God wants me to go to Uganda and start a symphony orchestra and choir there. Now, with that in mind, most likely, I will be one of the few violinists they would have ever heard. And with that being said, then I'm probably going to be considered the best in their mind. And I if I am the best that they know, I want to be the best. Now, that doesn't mean I want to be Joshua Bell or Henryk Szeryng, but I want to be the best that I can be!
So, I'm following the advice of my violin professor, Professor Thompson. I am switching to a violin performance major, which requires two hours a day of practicing. I am going to have to rely on God for strength and desire every day.