‘The fact that you have a nice voice doesn’t mean you are called by God’ - Cindy Thompson on Gospel Musicians
Cindy has defined who a Gospel Musician is and what qualifies them
Cindy Thompson has revealed in an interview, that not all gospel artistes are called by God.
According to Cindy, the fact that one sings for Crhrist does not necessarily mean they have the call of God. She spoke that many sings for singing sake, whilst others sing for the reason that, they have the voice.
"The fact that people tell you, you have a nice voice doesn’t mean you are called by God. You may have the gift which comes to everyone in different ways but God should direct you as to what you have to do with it and how to use it.”
“I recall I had an event in Holland and before my performance, a choir came to sing very beautifully. After the show, we had to go and grab something to eat and to my surprise I saw the choristers taking their robes off, pulling out cigarettes and alcohol and I was shocked’.
‘I went to ask them if they knew what they were doing was wrong and to my amazement, they answered that, they were not Christians but only singers. Some said, they sang because they have the voice and people encouraged them to join the choir but they were not believers of the things of God or Christians.”
She gave further details regarding who a true gospel musician is.
“Whatever step one takes, one asks God for guidance; one waits for Him to speak before he or she acts. When one has been called by God, one does not associate with the things of this world. "One is not in competition with anyone because one trusts the person who has called you,” she noted.