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Singing Ain’t My Thing

It can be one of the most uncomfortable and intimidating parts of a church service. For some it’s their favorite part, but others would much rather do without it. It’s the singing and the worship. That’s right, the part where everyone lifts up their hands and sings out so freely. But let’s be real, it’s not so freeing when we feel like singing ain’t our thing.

Worship and singing during church has been around since the Bible days. When the wall of Jerusalem was completed, Israel celebrated with a church service. Nehemiah made sure that singing was apart of it for several reasons.

Singing in church creates a sense of freedom we have in our relationship with Jesus. Singing to God focuses our minds and puts us in the right posture to hear from Him. Surrendering our comfort and singing songs sets the tone for God’s presence to sweep us off our feet. 2 Corinthians 3:17 tells us, “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”

The Bible speaks of singing as a celebration of what God has done. “Tell of His works with songs of joy (Psalm 107:22).”  We sing to celebrate, show thanks and declare God’s glory. We sing because we belong to Jesus. The choirs that Nehemiah assembled “gave thanks then took their places in the house of God (Nehemiah 12:40).”

Once we lay down the excuse of “singing ain’t my thing,” we are free to let God hear the praises of His children. After all, there is purpose and freedom in singing.


  • Do you have trouble singing in church? What steps could you take to become more comfortable in this area?
  • We can find freedom and satisfaction in Jesus when we sing and worship in church. What are some other things in your life that you feel bring you closer to Jesus? Whatever it is, do it as much as possible!


Photo by Rick Camacho

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