7 Things That Can Change When You Listen To Gospel Music

Negro spiritual gospel singer singing a hymn

7 Things That Can Change When You Listen To Gospel Music

Loyal followers of the gospel have always found ways to express themselves and their religion, and one of the oldest methods is music. The beat, lyrics, and harmonious combinations with the melody can stir up some feelings and set the mood for any gathering.

Although it seems impossible for music to have such a profound effect on anyone’s life, it indeed does, and the following are some ways that listening to gospel music can affect one’s life.

  1. It Creates A Community Among Likeminded People

Humans are social creatures that seek individuals with whom they can share interests and ideals. You can achieve this through listening to gospel music, primarily when it is broadcast on radio, television, and at church gatherings. People will learn more about themselves and how to relate to others when interacting with the same community in person or online.

Throughout the gospel, people have gathered over meals, shared interests, and music, indicating that music has always been a part of a community. 

  1. People Give More To Those Around Them

In general, gospel music will have an inspiring message behind its lyrics that many people will take to heart. The upbeat music makes listeners want to share their emotions with others. It could inspire people to do the right thing, helping those listening to gospel music and others around them.

In exchange for money, artists can donate a portion of their talents to the public by performing music. Often, the money is utilized to fund community projects or to make charitable donations to help those in need.

  1. Mental Health And Wellbeing Improves

Sometimes things can be challenging, and people will turn to their faith for support and encouragement. The upbeat melody and meaningful lyrics can help you overcome the blues while also giving you a safe space to deal with complicated feelings.

Listening to music can lift one’s spirits and reassure them that they are not alone in their struggles, both of which are good for one’s mental health.

  1. Various Genres Of Music Gain More Appreciation

Music is a personal choice, and there are different genres that people can listen to, including jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, rock, and many more. Gospel music has adopted many of these genres, allowing people to appreciate new types of music they were previously not exposed to in their daily lives.

The message that comes across in the music is something people seek when listening to gospel music, and in their need for more of the good word, they accustom themselves to new types of music.

  1. Positively Influences Others On Social Media

Nowadays, social media is an integral part of everyone’s everyday life, with some individuals publishing everything on various online platforms. It may involve their passion for gospel music and their ability to influence others to do the same. When individuals begin to express their desires, others become more familiar with gospel music and its meaningful message.

Online platforms are far-reaching, and people should never underestimate the power of having such a stage to present their love of gospel music.

Hands in the air of a woman who praise God at church service
Hands in the air of a woman who praises God at church service
  1. Gives An Understanding Of History

Storytelling is a significant element of human history, and all societies have tales that are passed down from generation to generation. Everyone who listens to music learns new historical facts, making music an ideal medium for storytellers to impart historical information. Furthermore, they may alter people’s perceptions of various cultures and traditions if they hear more gospel music from a particular group.

  1. The Message Spreads Faster Among Civilizations

As a result of people’s eagerness to share their music with others, the gospel message has reached many more people than anyone could have anticipated. You can’t go wrong with music when it comes to spreading the word about the importance of doing this for others. Gospel music may reach even the most isolated communities, as long as someone brings it along when they visit.

The Final Message

It is evident that music may significantly impact people’s lives, given its wide range of benefits. It alters attitude, perspective, and comprehension while fostering a fantastic sense of camaraderie among individuals.

Worldwide, young and old from varied walks of life can meet each other on mutual ground, and they often find that shared space in gospel music. Gospel music truly is life-changing, soul-changing, and something worth spreading to those around us. Therefore, the next time your favorite gospel song is played on the radio, turn up the volume and sing it out for everyone to hear.

Written by Perry Martins

Perry Martins, officially known as Martins Okonkwo is One of Africa's foremost Gospel Music and Christian Entertainment blogger. He is Tony Elumelu Foundation Alumni and a Young African Leaders Initiative Alumni.
Perry is also a Radio and TV host on Gospotainment Radio.

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