Saturday, November 28, 2009

forgive and forget but don't forget why you're here

if you don't know me very well, i pretty much grew up in the church. going church is part of my system. there are weeks that if i don't go, i don't function as well as i normally do...and would really feel awkward about it. going to church is something that my insides would, believe it or not, crave.

i had a quite rough night at church last night, duty wise. lots of miscommunication was going on between me and the coordinators. stuff that they should've informed me of and didn't. it got me really upset...and pissy! i will not bore you with the details. keep reading...

they asked me ON THE SPOT to do the benediction song since i already have a song prepared anyways. bleh. i sang this song...

i was still in a pissy mood when i started singing. when i got the chorus part, my brain went into multitask mode. in my head i was like "hold on. what am i doing? i am not up here singing for my glory. i'm up here because of Him. this song needs to be delivered to inspire souls."

after the service, two people, that i don't know, came up to me and told me how much it has become a blessing for them to hear the song. it blew my mind. that DOES NOT happen to me a lot.

"be strong in the Lord and never give up hope
you're gonna do great things, I already know
God's got His hand on you so don't live life in fear.
forgive and forget but don't forget why you're here."

i forgot to be inspired by the words that were coming out of my mouth. He sure does have a funny way of teaching us a lesson. He has never spoken to me like this. NEVAAARRR! it was as if He was telling me "hey, mm. what's with the attitude? there's is someone out there who needs to hear this message. i've chosen you to carry this out to that person. you've been asking for a purpose. well here it is." it is refreshing to be reminded of what i already know in the most awesome-est way.

be a blessing even if the water is neck deep. who knows who's life you'll touch today?

philippians 1:6 "there has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ returns."


  1. That was a totally awesome post. You reached that turning point ~ I hope it makes the rest of your weekend so much better.

  2. thank you so much! it turned my weekend into something way better.