Ever since I could talk, I’ve felt called to entertain people. As an introvert with extreme stage fright, this was a very conflicting dream for me. I’ve had several opportunities throughout my life to pursue a career in music, but I have run in fear every time. I ended up attending Texas A&M and earned an accounting degree. After graduation, I had yet another chance to pursue music when my parents gave me a year to live at home free-of-charge, but I yet again ran in fear and decided to go into the corporate world where I have been for the past three years.
A little over a year ago, I auditioned for and was accepted into a training program known as Actors, Models, and Talent for Christ (you may have seen AMTC’s billboards). During the ten months that I was in AMTC, I could clearly hear God calling me into the mission field of the entertainment industry to be a role model for young girls. After my showcase in July, I was extremely blessed to sign a contract with an agent for acting and modeling, as well as a recording contract with a music group.
For the past six months I have been attempting to be a full-time accountant, as well as an actor, model, singer-songwriter, and occasional sleeper. It was very obvious to me that God was saying that as long as I’m only a PART-TIME entertainer, I’m not trusting Him to provide for me in the life that He’s called me to. Therefore, I have decided to take a running leap of the Edge in faith and quit my very comfortable, well-paying accounting job in order to focus all of my career efforts on reaching the world of entertainment for Christ.
If you’re not familiar with the world of non-famous actors/models/singers then you should know that they could pretty much be summed up with the phrase “starving artists.” Like Larry said a couple of weeks ago, if God doesn’t come through for me… it’s not going to be good. I’m incredibly excited and terrified about this change in my life, but I know that God is good.