I think a lot of the time we are worried about appearances. We care too much about what other people think of us. We worry that our peers won’t like the way we dress and we are afraid to embarrass ourselves.
As a result, we don’t do a lot of things that we really want to do. We miss out on great opportunities because we don’t want to go alone or maybe we are trying to keep up a certain reputation.
One of the amazing things that we can miss out on is true worship. Sure, we might go to worship but we might not sing because we don’t like our voice. We might not raise our hands in surrender to God because we don’t want to stand out.
But the truth is God made each of us unique for a reason. The fact that we are different from one another is the beauty of God’s creation. Life would be pretty dull if we all were alike.
So what I’m getting at is that you don’t need to be afraid to be who you are. If people laugh at you or make fun of you for being yourself then they aren’t being very Christian-like. Always know that God loves you for you. He made you the way you are and finds you absolutely beautiful!
So if you want to sing in worship, but know you have a terrible voice, sing anyway! Connect with God on a deeper level that you’ve never experienced before. God isn’t going to say that you have a terrible voice. Rather, he’s going to smile down on you for the praise that you are delivering.
David, a King, rejoiced in the Lord when the ark of the covenant was finally moved to Jerusalem. He danced and sung out even though many thought it was not appropriate for a ruler to do. But David didn’t care! He wasn’t embarrassed. He simply said, “I will become even more undignified than this,” (2 Samuel 6:22). He was praising God and didn’t care how he looked.
So rejoice in the Lord! Lift your hands in praise! Sing as loud as you can! For God’s opinion is the only one that really counts!