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…are you who you want to be?

This song by Switchfoot really shook me at the core when I was examining my life. Yes, we do have to deal with life circumstances, but there is a lot we CAN DO to change our situation!

Be sure to scroll past the video.

Please ignore the timing being off in this video.  They otherwise did an awesome job of editing and putting together the content.

 

This is your life

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I know we normally like to blame our messes on our kids, lol! This time though, it is no one’s fault but my own!

Songs have so much meaning to me. It amazes me that lyrics can reach so deep within me. This past Saturday, we saw Switchfoot, an alternative Christian band in concert.They have several songs that speak to where I have been lately. I want to only tell about one at a time so you have an opportunity to benefit from each one individually.

The first one is Mess of Me.

I have pasted the main lyrics below so you know what they are saying, but there is a lot of repetition, so I did not post all of it. Jump to the bottom to get my take on this song!

Mess of Me

I am my own affliction
I am my own disease
There ain’t no drug they could sell,
Ah, there ain’t no drug to make me well

There ain’t no drug
There ain’t no drug
There ain’t no drug, it’s not enough
The sickness is myself

woman in cornerI made a mess of me
I wanna get back the rest of me
I made a mess of me
I wanna spend the rest of my life alive

We lock our souls in cages
We hide inside our shells
It hard to free the ones you love,
When you can’t forgive yourself

I made a mess of me
I wanna reverse this tragedy
I made a mess of me
I wanna spend the rest of my life alive

My personal Mess

If you have read some of my other posts, you know that I have been through some major emotional and mental trials lately. I also feel that a lot of them are spiritual as well. You can read about some of them here.

I tend to want to be in control of my life, but when I fight so hard for that, this is what I get, a mess! I have to learn, over and over again, that while, yes, I do have some control over my life, that God is ultimately in control. If I try too hard to hold on, He has to show me that I cannot do and be everything to everybody, that I have to depend on Him. I am a strong woman, but what I must not forget is that the strength I have comes from Him.

The more stubborn I am, the bigger mess I get and this time it has been a DOOZIE! I am hoping that this time I will learn a little more than I have in the past so that I can avoid winding up in this same mess again. As human beings though, we tend to have a bad memory when it comes to matters of the soul and spirit!

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The cool thing is, He is standing by, waiting and watching over me, for me to finally reach out to Him and say,

‘I made a mess of me, I can’t fix this, I can’t do it on my own, I need You!

What about you? Have you made a mess of things in your life? Have you reached out to Him for help?

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It’s the little things that bring a smile to your lips and peace to your soul. If you can quiet the noise, you can see and appreciate these gifts that God brings our way.

Things like-

  • a butterfly flying through the air
  • my little puppy mesmerized by that butterfly
  • a text from my sweet husband
  • a smile from my son, now a young man
  • my grandbabies saying “I love you, Nana!”
  • watching my entire family play in the street 🙂
  • My son preparing to be a daddy at 19
  • my daughters learning to be strong, but still gentle

When this song first came out, I didn’t really listen to the lyrics. After a while, it really began to move me, and my 17 year old daughter, who is a reader of my blog, suggested this song for a post. There is not an official music video, but the girl who put this together did a great job. Take a moment and listen to the lyrics.

What things do you tend to overlook? As you go through the rest of your day, make a conscious effort to really be present in the moment, and enjoy the the little things that make this life grand.

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It is so important that we take advantage of every day that we are given. I know that many of you have suffered loss, and unfortunately, many more will while we still live on this earth.
One day, I will write about our life-changing event, but it will be a LONG and emotional one, so I have to prepare myself! For now, I encourage you to watch this video, and listen to the words, and then go find someone you love and tell them so!


Yeah, we gotta start
Looking at the hands of the time we’ve been given
If this is all we got and we gotta start thinking
If every second counts on a clock that’s ticking
Gotta live like we’re dying

We only got 86,400 seconds in a day to
Turn it all around or to throw it all away
We gotta tell them that we love them
While we got the chance to say
Gotta live like we’re dying

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Free by the Zac Brown Band I heard this song and just fell in love with it! I encourage you to listen through, it is a little long and slow, but oh, it just moves me! To be free, just free to love and be with those you love. To not be tied down by all the burdens of life, all those little voices in our heads and in the media telling us how we should live. My hubby and I are dreaming and actually planning to be to this point in the not too distant future. We would love to just drive around the US and meet lots of interesting people and see lots of amazing places.

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