Monte Hunt – Worship Leader
Have you ever made something? Made it, and then shown it to your family and friends? Stood in front of your school, or your colleagues at work and presented it? That can be one of the most exciting, yet terrifying moments in life! It’s just a thing – a collection of strung together words, tones, frames, or brush strokes. But when it’s done it’s art, and therefore it’s an extension of your mind and heart.
The sad truth is a lot of art never has the opportunity to escape the mind of the artist and make it’s way to the page, canvass, or screen. For many artists there is a thick, reinforced, well-maintained wall of fear keeping all that creativity inside. Those walls are built by thoughts like…
“What if people don’t like it? What if they think it’s weird and they don’t get it? What if they laugh? What if they don’t laugh when they’re supposed to? What if it’s not as good as I had hoped when it’s done? This is too big for me. What if I never finish it?”
All of those questions are born out of fear, and fear is only as real as you choose to make it. What if Michael Angelo, Beethoven, Thomas Jefferson, Frank Lloyd Write, Paul McCartney, or Steve Jobs had allowed fear to win? The walls holding your art back are only as strong as you choose to let them be. You built them after all! Tear them down and make something!
———- ———- ———-
Friends, I’m excited (and terrified) to announce that I’ve made something and I’d like to share it with you. The title picture to this blog is the cover art for my first record release. It’s been a two-year journey to see this project fully realized, but it is now complete. You can listen to the entire record absolutely free from my website: www.montehunt.com. You can also find it now on iTunes, or in Central’s bookstores very soon.
I really hope you like it, but if you don’t that’s okay too. Not everyone will. After all not everyone likes the Beatles or Apple Computers (I’m not really sure why) and that never stopped them from making.
Don’t look back on your life and wish you had made something of it. Choose to tear down those illusionary walls of fear. Make.