Paul Baloche, in his excellent book God Songs, talks briefly on a subject that I have always found most intriguing: that is (wait, let’s all shout out to God together…), “God, you’ve given me this songwriting gift. Now what do I do with it!”
He talks about writing for the local church instead of envisioning some larger project. Learning to serve the local body faithfully is exactly how so many of the songwriters we hear about today got started. There is so much joy to be found in ministering to your local body. Let God promote you in His timing as you are faithful to go through doors that have been opened. Through whatever doors he has planned for you.
Check out this article on Getting Your Songs Heard.