At your age your life has undoubtedly experienced some twists and turns, right?
Who cares though?
Probably no one.
OK maybe that isn’t true. Maybe someone is sympathetic to your twists and turns. Your history. Your pains and pleasures.
(Actually someone does care. I’ll say something about this in a moment).
Whatever your narrative we all carry a story inside us, don’t we? If we succeed we succeed for reasons both known and unknown.
One of those reasons known may be wrapped in the word: tenacity.
Three synonyms of tenacity are: doggedness, persistence, determination.
Tenacity in action refuses to give in or give up.
I want you to read this short story about tenacity.
It may sound like your story.
Yet, this is a quick slice of Lauren Daigle’s story.
Who Is Lauren Daigle?
In brief she is presently a Christian contemporary music artist.
Lauren calls Lafayette, Louisiana her hometown.
Lafayette is the place where the University of Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns reside.
A famous attraction, Arcadian Village, is in Lafayette.
The river Vermilion cuts through the city.
Lafayette has bayous and alligators close by.
East of Lafayette on I-10, Lauren studied Child and Family Studies at LSU in Baton Rouge.
How Did Lauren Become Who She Is?
One of the best things that happened to Lauren (her words) took place during high school. At fifteen, she contracted a contagious disease.
Lauren’s illness was an immune deficiency. She says, “anything that was airborne I’d catch it. If any friends were sick I couldn’t be around them, so going to school became off-limits.”
During those trying months Lauren heard the whisper of God in her heart. She had a passion for singing since six and the Lord impressed her to use her talent. She did.
Lauren got well. She led worship at church. Her father encouraged her to become an American Idol contestant. She sang on an extended play recording for Assemblie. Centricity Music invited her to attend a workshop. This led to her singing on the Jason Gray single “Nothing is Wasted.” She moved to Nashville and now lives in Atlanta. Lauren regularly leads in various North Point Ministries adult and student worship environments. (A few of her songs are below).
Can Lauren’s Story Inspire Your Story?
Lauren’s life has experienced many twists and turns but her tenacity has prevailed. Today she serves the Lord in a singing ministry. I hope her short story will encourage and motivate your tenacity in pursuing your future, God’s best.
Lauren Daigle Trust in You
Lauren Daigle First
Lauren Daigle Come Alive (Dry Bones)
Jason Gray Nothing is Wasted
God bless your day.