Seems like there is always a song in our hearts. An anthem that we are living our lives by. Unfortunately, my life song sometimes isn’t one I’m proud of. It goes kinda like the old Alabama song,
I’m in a hurry to get things done
Oh I rush and rush until life’s no fun
All I really gotta do is live and die
But I’m in a hurry and don’t know why
If I could go back and tell my younger self a thing or two, I’d say that so much of what seems important really isn’t. So many things I’ve devoted my time and efforts to really just didn’t matter. The things that really matter are the things that God speaks to me. But (sigh) in my “busy-ness” his voice grows dim and the voice of distractions grow louder. The voice of distractions tells me to do this or to do that. The voice of distractions tells me to get busy people-pleasing a.k.a. someone other than God speaking, “you should __________”. The never ending never accomplished task that takes me further from the voice of my Savior.
“The truth is He is the light to my life and my soul. He is the light to the darkness around me. He is the hope to the hopeless and broken. He is the only truth and the way.” (No Sweeter Name, Kari Jobe) And that should be the song of my heart. The anthem I live my life by. I go where he sends me. I pray as he leads me. I live as he guides me.
Distractions, people-pleasing, “busy-ness” – you are dismissed. I’m tuning in to the voice that matters. The voice of my King. Speak Lord, here I am.
Our family, church, and friends recently come together to help a family. This. This is the words He is speaking to me.