Where I Am Right Now is a direct response to the popular condition/disease/cancer called FOMO. Fear. Of. Missing. Out. Not a new phenomenon. But as our culture is graced with information and increased options our doubts are rocket-fueled with the conviction that if we made better choices our lives would be better. I’m not saying your choices don’t matter. But I am saying that if you’ve chosen to follow your Creator/Redeemer your life is not off-track. I said your life is not off-track. I said your life is not off-track.
If God wanted you anywhere else you would be there. He’s got your number. You are His child. I have six. Children not Gods. My oldest is 10. They don’t always listen so good. But if I need them to be somewhere I know how to move them. I know how to get through to them. This may not last forever but the truth is as long as they are surrendered my will for them is complete. I don’t need them to be perfect just present. Their achievement in my eyes is their heart’s proximity to mine. The rest is glory. Gravy. Extra.
Disappointment is normal. The voice that says, “I thought I’d be farther along than this” does not need to be followed with the shame-thrower that says, “There must be something wrong with me.” We can look at the present as a gift and reward, ugly as it may appear. Often times God is keeping us hidden where we wish to be exposed and exposing what we wish to be hidden. “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for the us to do.” (Eph. 2:10) To say we’ve missed it is to say He missed it.
Your life is right on track.
Jared Anderson did not always see himself writing worship music. The career of one of the most distinct and celebrated voices in modern worship—with songs like “Glorified,” “Amazed” and “Rescue” widely sung in churches around the world—almost never happened.
“I grew up playing the piano in church and singing in youth meetings. But by the time I was in college, I saw my music going in a different direction,” says Anderson.
In fact, Jared considered distancing himself from worship music entirely, but always felt a pull to write something for the church. “God revealed to me, and it was a slow process, that worship isn’t just a genre of music,” he explains. “Worship songs are prayers. We’re reciting the word of God back to him, and pretty soon we’re not just reciting it or singing it, we’re living it.”