3 Things To Do Before Writing A New Song:
Jeremiah 30:2 says, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Write all the words which I have spoken to you in a book.’”
God wants us to write, he gave us the passion to write new songs and to create music that will glorify Him!
Music is such a powerful tool to use in order to win souls and save lives for the Kingdom of God and today I want to share with you 3 basic steps that you should take before writing your next song.
3 Steps To Take Before Writing Your Next Song:
Prayer is essential in the songwriting process and we should ensure that we implement prayer before we start writing and to remember to seek God constantly before doing ANYTHING. Without praying and seeking God, it will be more difficult for us to hear from Him, asking Him what He would have for us to even write about. In order to make sure that our songs are doctrinally and biblically sound and aligning our lyrics and music up with Jesus. We can know without a shadow of a doubt that we are in fact singing, rapping, and writing what the Lord would have for us to.
Further details about the songwriting process can be found in my book: "How To Get Answer's Every Time You Pray: As A Performing Artist"
2. Block Out Any Distractions
It is important to understand that as we begin to seek God and ask Him what He would have for us to write about next that we eliminate any and all distractions. We want to be sure that we can hear from God clearly and that we are gaining our inspiration from HIM and not all of the things around us.
Some distractions may include your phone, T.V., music in the background, or even just simply allowing your mind to wander around and not being focused on Christ. It is essential to put our attention on the things of God while we are writing to ensure that we are not distorting what the Lord wants to say to us.
3. Change Your Environment
Sometimes as songwriters we can grow tired or restless if we remain in the same room or environment for long periods of time. This type of restlessness can cause us to become distracted and unmotivated. So, it is important to change up your environment from time to time. If you are writing a song in your bedroom and begin to encounter writers block, take a moment a walk around the living room or kitchen to change up your environment. This will help you with feeling stagnate and motivate your brain cells to wake up and stir again.
If you are unable to go to another room of your house, apartment, or recording studio. Possibly try stepping outside for a bit because fresh air always helps me when I am feeling stagnate, tired, and or restless.
Prayerfully, you were able to gain help, motivation, insight, or encouragement from the few tips discussed here today. Thank you for all that you do for the Kingdom of God! It is very exciting to see what the Lord is doing in this season. Until next time, keep writing and stay encouraged!
If you would like to learn more about the songwriting process and ways that you can improve on your musical journey. Feel free to check out and get your copy of "How To Get Answer's Every Time You Pray: As a Performing Artist"!