The Faith Behind Fuzed Worship-Giving Up A Dream, To See It Come True
Featuring Fuzed Worship Posted on March 28, 2013
Ever had a dream in your heart that felt like it went all the way to the core of your being—like your destiny depended on it?
Sometimes the “dream” or the pursuit of our calling can become so big in our lives that it becomes an idol. It can take our focus off of the One who put the dream there in the first place.
That’s what happened to me.
See, I’ve been a musician all my life and even traveled with Joyce for about ten years, playing bass and writing songs. At that time, I wasn’t sure where my career was going. All I could think about was pursuing my childhood dream. So in 2004, I resigned from the ministry and went on the road with a rock band.
But God had something completely different in mind.
How God Put Me Back into His Plan
To make a long story short, the band thing didn’t last. I ended up having to humble myself by coming back to the ministry, asking for any position they would give me. They graciously let me work in the distribution department, and then offered me an assistant role.
I helped Daniel Meyer, our CEO [ITAL], and Joyce [ITAL] with anything and everything they needed. Not exactly the “rock star” dream I had set out for, but I was thankful to be in the will of God! I knew He was after my heart, and I could sense Him fathering me through it all.
It was during those days that God asked me to do something completely unnatural to me—fast music. For one year, I couldn’t sing a song or pick up an instrument or lead worship.
It felt like absolutely nothing made sense in my life. I even felt abandoned by God at times. And I would constantly wonder: God, why would you put all of this desire and passion for something in my heart and then refuse to let me live it out? And now you want me to fast music?
Then God gave me hope. He said, “Nate, just do what I’ve put in your hand. It will lead to what’s in your heart.”
Wow! What a relief that was! I didn’t have to strive and try to figure out the plans of God anymore. I just had to do what He put in front of me.
A Very Unlikely Pair
One Sunday afternoon, Daniel Meyer came to me with some lyrics he’d written about some of the hardship he’d seen around the world—and he asked if I could make a song out of them.
He wasn’t a musician. And although his whole life people had told him he should be a preacher like his mom, that just didn’t seem to be his thing. But he felt like he had a lot to say and this might be a way to express what was in his heart.
So as strange as it seemed, a guy who wasn’t a musician and a guy who hadn’t sung or touched an instrument in a year, started making music. That night we wrote our first song, “Revolving Love.”
Little did we know, God was setting us up for quite an adventure.
Grabbing Hold of God’s Incredible Plan
After that initial session, we found ourselves flooded with ideas. Before long, we’d written more than thirty songs—and a vision slowly began to take form.
Eventually, we came up with the name Fuzed Worship, which means to become united; blended together, creating a strong union.
It felt like what the church needed.
We honestly had no intention of connecting Fuzed Worship with Joyce Meyer Ministries. In fact, we made it a point to have no lofty goals at all. We simply wanted to write songs from our heart to God.
But when Dave and Joyce heard some of our rough demos, they felt God wanted them to bring Fuzed Worship under their wings. It was God’s plan all along. We just never saw it coming.
So What’s in The Future?
I’m determined to keep doing what God puts in my hand. At this point, Fuzed Worship has is about to release our third project, By Your Blood — and we’ve been asked to continue to lead worship at several Joyce Meyer Ministries Conferences in 2013 as well as other various conferences and events. Aside from that, my life is His—for His glory—and I’ll do whatever He puts in my hand.
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