Colton Dixon: ‘When God Asks You To Do Something, We Would Be A Fool Not to Trust’

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Colton Dixon: ‘When God Asks You To Do Something, We Would Be A Fool Not to Trust’

By Movieguide® Contributor 


 Christian Artist Colton Dixon further discussed his hit song, ‘Build a Boat.’  

Dixon was inspired by the biblical event of Noah and the building of the ark.  

“There’s this big struggle between God and Noah, with Noah saying, ‘You’ve got the wrong guy. I don’t want to do it.’ And God asks Noah to build an ark—giving him all the specifications—and then the Bible says Noah did exactly as God had asked him. Period. There was no wavering. Noah was faithful,” Dixon stated in an interview.  

The faithfulness of Noah led Dixon to reflect on his own life and faith walk.  

“I want to be known as someone who, when God asks me to do something that makes zero sense in the natural, that my response is yes,” Dixon said.  

“God isn’t going to ask you to do something just because he feels like it. I think he’s trying to get something to you,” Dixon added. “His plans for us are to prosper us—not to harm us—to give us hope and a future. He knows the best-case scenario for us. So, when he asks you to do something that doesn’t make sense, we would be a fool not to trust and to go along with it.” 

Dixon expressed that he wrote the hit song so that others would be inspired to obey God. He also encouraged pastors not to give up, regardless of how harsh the world gets.  

Dixon stated that he believes that “faith is the thing that precedes a miracle. Faith is the only thing that pleases God.”  

“So, when you’re hit with opposition, or when you don’t know what else to do, just keep having faith,” Dixon concluded. “Keep trusting that God is on the throne because He is. And it might not be tomorrow, but the miracle is on its way. So just keep having faith.” 

Movieguide® recently reported on his hit song, ‘Build a boat’:  

Dixon was shy when it came to singing as a teen. At a piano recital, where he was playing MercyMe’s “I Can Only Imagine,” his teacher encouraged him to sing along.  

“That was the first time I felt the Holy Spirit just kind of show me what the future could look like. And I knew that that’s what I wanted to be a part of,” Dixon shared. 

He went on to appear on AMERICAN IDOL and made it to the Top 7, impressing viewers with his performances of songs like “Everything,” “Piano Man,” and “September.” 

After leaving the singing reality show, Dixon released his debut album, A Messenger. He also performed at the Movieguide® Awards Gala and Entertainment Industry. 

His latest single, “Build a Boat,” tells the story of Noah and his ark. Dixon was inspired to write it after revisiting the story and realizing how much courage he had to start building the ark before there was any rain.  

“When Noah was telling people, ‘Hey, God spoke to me and said that a flood was coming,’ there’s no way people in their right mind took him seriously,” Dixon explained. “How often do we let other people dictate our future? We believe what they say more than what God says.” 

“Build a Boat” already has over 2 million streams, and his manager says it could be his “career song.” 

It has also been at No. 1 on the Christian Adult Contemporary charts for the last four weeks, and Dixon made his Grand Ole Opry debut with a performance of “Build a Boat.” 

“Grateful is like the understatement of the year,” said Dixon. “I’m so glad that people are taking this song as their song for this season, saying, ‘I’m believing in something. I don’t see it yet, but I’m gonna build the boat anyway.’”