Updated: Apr 1, 2021
The Power of Possibility
This week I watched the Conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Ben Zander supporting the musicians in his orchestra perform to their best and play the music not just as it is written but to bring the music alive with passion and feeling. He did this not by shouting or scolding when the musicians got it wrong but by helping them live free from the fear of failure and reconnecting with the joy of playing the music. His principle is simple, focus on the possibilities surrounding you in any situation rather than slipping into the default mode of measuring and comparing your life to others.
It struck me that this principle is nothing new but in fact straight from the heart of God. Do we believe the promise of Ephesians 2:10 “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” So often I look at my circumstances and compare myself to others and believe the lie that perhaps it’s safer to stay safe where I am, rather than risk trying and failing. Yet when God created us he has prepared for us good work in advance, he has created us with endless possibilities. We are his workmanship and as God said himself when he looked at his creation “It is good”. This week lets listen to the voice of God which always encourages us to believe that “with God all things are possible”
For those interested watch a little Ben Zander in action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTav0D3YIN4