If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him(James 1:5).
I have heard of stories and have seen many Gospel Musicians taking in substances in order to obtained inspiration to face an audience and to give them the ability to perform well.
Sometimes it baffle me to see people who are suppose to depend on God for inspiration seeking it from alcohol.
Is there any Gospel musician out there seeking the ability to apply what he/she has learnt? Let him/her ask of God, the source, who gives it freely to everybody according to his riches in glory.
Though the Bible has not condemned alcoholism, should we be of equal york with the unbelievers? Paul said something in 1Cor. 10:23-24
All things are lawful for me but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify.
Let no one seek his own, but each one the others well being
Taking alcohol is legitimate, it is permissible by the law and everybody is free to take it as it pleases but it is not wholesome.
It does not build a good Christian character and a better spiritual life. We happen to live in a world that drinking of strong wine is viewed as not ideal as it can lead a Christian astray.
For the fact that the Bible does not not outrightly condemned alcoholism does not make it right. Before taking in alcohol or other substances as a “child of God”, ask yourself will this edify the church?
Gospel musicians should not use substance as a channel for musical inspiration. Inspiration should come spontaneous and free from the one who gives it (God).
If anybody want to talk about music, think of it as a different perspective, but it not like you should have to drink or smoke in other to play good music.
Music feeds from the soul.