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This is my future, This is my dream, this is why i'm on this earth: I strive to produce the very best electronic music that my computer and I can possibly make. I'll release it and if people like it, great... if people don't, great. If people like it too much I'll get blasted with all the glory. People might say stuff like "Dude your music is amazing" or something like that, and I'll respond with "thanks. yeah it is pretty cool, but i made it with the brain that God put in my head, so go thank God for my music". If people like my music so much that they buy it on iTunes or Beatport, awesome. But all my profits will go to the offering box. Same for any payments that are given to me in exchange for playing shows, I'll only keep enough to get to the next event. From there the tithes will help a church sponsor a village somewhere in a 3rd world country, or maybe right here in the US, it doesn't matter. What matters is that if my offering is part of the furthering of the gospel. That could be the construction of a well, or the creation of a church. The people that go to that well or church will be thankful for that offering, because without that offering, the well might not have been built. The people that dig the well will hopefully share the gospel with the people in the village around the well, and then they'll know that God called some people in the US to give enough money to make that well happen. God will use that well to further his gospel because that was the purpose of my offering. The people that the gospel is furthered to will rejoice because through that well they'll know that they have a spot in heaven reserved for them. Once i'm in heaven I'll be in a massive celebration of people, people rejoicing constantly because they trusted God with their future. In that crowd will be the people from this village that I sponsored with my music, and they'll be searching through that crowd of people looking for me. Why? Because I did as I was commanded to in Matthew 28:19. I won't know them, but they'll know that I was the music kid from NC that gave his earnings to them, which in turn brought salvation to them, so they could spend eternity in heaven. They'll party harder than any human, they'll make a rave better than the most amazing festival that ever happened on earth. If I turn out to be the next Skrillex, Bassnectar, Rusko or whatever..... I've failed if the glory and fame that came to me because of that talent was not directed towards God in thanks for the talent HE gave me.
THIS IS MY PURPOSE.