Fear is an emotion that can often prevent us from pursuing the paths that God has intended for us. It can stem from various sources, such as the fear of judgment, failure, or harsh words from others. However, the Bible teaches us to trust in God and not to be afraid. Psalm 56:3-4 says, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”
Dylan, a 12-year-old boy from London, demonstrated this biblical teaching when he faced his fears and showcased his remarkable musical talent on Britain’s Got Talent. Despite expressing his fear of singing in front of a large audience, Dylan bravely stepped onto the stage. As the music began, it seemed as though his nerves melted away. Although the initial verses of ‘Listen’ were performed in a standard manner, Dylan stunned the audience when he reached the chorus. His incredible talent shone through, earning him a standing ovation from the audience and high praise from the judges. Alesha, one of the judges, was particularly impressed by his performance, expressing her astonishment at his incredible tone and technique.
Dylan’s courage and talent made the judges’ decision easy, earning him four yes votes and overwhelming positive feedback. Filled with joy, he jumped on the stage, a clear testament to the power of overcoming fear and embracing the gifts God has blessed us with.
Dylan’s performance is a beautiful reminder of Psalm 105:2, “Sing to him, sing praises to him! Tell of all his marvelous works.” God has blessed each of us with unique gifts and talents, and it is our duty to share them with the world. By overcoming his fear, Dylan was able to glorify God with his angelic voice and inspire others to do the same.