July 18, 2014
“You’re keeping me where I’m supposed to be, there’s never been a better view… anything that comes my way I know where I wanna stay, cuz I know if it’s not you taking hold of me, I won’t make a move.”
Being a songwriter, it blows my mind that we could write songs based on Biblical truths and yet I am so often the first person to forget those truths! When we go into our song writing sessions, I get so excited about finding a new way to encourage our listeners; sometimes I like to think that our music is just a more creative way to tell a friend how amazing she is, or to remind her of God’s nearness and His amazing love! It’s easy to speak words of truth and love when I have someone in mind that I want to encourage, but I’ve learned that it’s a lot harder to speak wisdom into my own life. (Ahem…another reason why two is better than one, and being in a duet with you is WAY better than doing this solo!) Have you ever given advice to a girlfriend only to realize it’s actually what you should be telling the girl in the mirror? Lately that’s how I’ve been feeling about the lyrics of our song “Move”… It’s easy to get caught up dancing to the fun vibe and catchy “ooh, ooh, oohs,” but behind all of pop hooks are words that I need to be reminded of daily. I am the QUEEN of wanting to make my own way. So often I am impatient, stubborn, and the idea of “waiting on the Lord” is like telling me I can’t open up presents on Christmas morning until after dinner… are you kidding me?! But “Move” is all about trusting that God’s way and His timing are best. We don’t have to rush things, or force our own way, because all over the Bible we see that God is writing a story that is unique and beautiful for each of us! (And frankly, when our silly human minds try and figure it out or “speed it up” we just mess it up, slow it down, or end up walking around lost in the desert for 40 years…) For big dreamers like us, it can be really hard to patiently wait as God’s plan unfolds day by day. Especially in a world that is telling us to find every quick fix and do whatever it takes to “make it” as fast as you can! It’s such a good reminder that God is “keeping me where I’m supposed to be” and that even in the most mundane of moments, God is writing another page in my story that will ultimately lead to my happily ever after!
My prayer is that I’ll learn to take my own advice and stop comparing myself to the world around me. Instead, I want to focus on listening to the voice that is leading me down a path all my own. His way truly is best, and I don’t want to make a move until He tells me to!
Thanks for walking through it all with me, Best!