For Natalie Grant, life is like a three-ring circus. The GRAMMY®-nominated artist and mother of three attests it’s a constant juggling act she’s still waiting to get right. “Truthfully, most days I feel like the spinning plates are going to all come crashing down around me,” she admits. “I fall into bed and think, ‘Okay, tomorrow I have got to do this better.’ And then I wake up, and I go, ‘God, please help me,’ and I try it again.”
Currently, Natalie’s spinning plates include her husband, producer Bernie Herms; three young daughters, twins Bella and Gracie, 6, and Sadie, 2; an unforgiving touring schedule; album promotion for her forthcoming record; filming for her new movie and continued advocacy work for her nonprofit, Abolition International. How does she do it?
“There’s never a perfect balance. It’s chaos, beautiful chaos, but chaos nonetheless,” Natalie confesses. “Without pressing into the presence of God, there is no survival. It doesn’t mean the chaos is going to subside or that there’s going to be perfect order and you’re going to have it all worked out. It’s probably going to stay chaotic, but [there’s] strength from spending time with the Lord and allowing His strength to just permeate every aspect of your life.”
With an RIAA-certified gold record for her landmark release, Awaken, five Dove Awards for GMA Female Vocalist of the Year (this year’s Dove Awards can be seen on UPtv October 21 at 8pm ET), a string of radio hits and a GRAMMY® nomination, one might wonder where Natalie finds the motivation or the time to continue to drive her career forward, especially with three young daughters in tow. It seems no matter the length of her to-do list, the singer can’t escape her God-given calling in all aspects of her life.
“I feel created to tell the truth of God through music, but more that that, I want my daughters to see a woman who doesn’t shy away from the calling of God on her life and that she can be prayerfully a wonderful wife and a committed, responsible mommy, but also still stay true to who God has designed and called and created her to be,” Natalie shares.
“So often as women, I think we have these labels put on us – mommy, carpooler, laundry doer, grocery shopper, all these titles – and then we go, But who am I? Who am I outside of being this person’s wife or this person’s mom?” she continues. “God still has an individual plan for me aside from all of that, and I want my daughters to see a strong woman of God who’s walking that out.”
Natalie is part of three Women of Faith Believe God Can Do Anything events this fall. Will you see her there? She’ll be in San Antonio, TX (October 11-12), Sacramento, CA (October 25-26), and Tacoma, WA (November 1-2). Click on the city’s name above to see who else will be at these exciting events and to register.
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