Feminine Phenom: Lauren Daigle
Lauren is the first woman in over twenty years to have an album reach Billboard Top 10 on the Christian charts and then successfully cross over to the Pop charts.
Part of her success is no- doubt because of her smoky and passionate voice. The other part is because her lyrics are so relatable, if you didn’t know she was singing about Jesus, you might think she was singing about a boyfriend, sister, or parent.
The genesis of all this success began when she was 15 and contacted an autoimmune disease that kept her home bound for TWO YEARS.
The result of this was developing her Feminine Super Power of FAITH.
While she was home with her illness, away from her friends, she was free from all distractions, except her passion for singing.
God kept showing her visions
In that season, she says God kept showing her visions of tour busses. “These visions of me on tour busses just kept popping into my head and I was like ‘ok God, what are you trying to show me here?”
But her faith didn’t end there. She trusted herself and her talent enough to pursue it.
Often, our faith in our Higher Power can be supreme. We can have all the faith in the world that God is working for us, or that the universe has our back.
But then we doubt ourselves. We doubt our ability, wisdom, circumstances, or worthiness to actually pursue our desires.
Essentially, our self doubt can cancel out our spiritual faith.
This is why Lauren gets the nod for faith.
Once she recovered from her illness, she tried out for American Idol in 2010, 2011, and 2012, never advancing past the first round of Hollywood week.
Lauren kept on trusting her God and her talent
But she kept on trusting her God and her talent and in 2015 landed on the Billboard charts at #1 with her debut album – just 3 years after being rejected from ‘Idol’.
Fast forward 3 more years and she found herself at #3 on the pop charts.
Now that’s some serious faith!
“There’s a wonderful old Italian joke about a poor man who goes to church every day and prays before the statue of a great saint, begging, “Dear saint-please, please, please…give me the grace to win the lottery.” This lament goes on for months. Finally the exasperated staue comes to life, looks down at the begging man and says in weary disgust, “My son-please, please, please…buy a ticket.”~ Elizabeth Gilbert