Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Isn't it amazing; the power of music and words put together to just send something straight to your heart?!

Ah, God's been doing some pretty wonderful things in my life lately and yet I still struggle with my place in this world. My dreams seem to conflict with other peoples' expectations of my life... why do I care, you ask? Yeah, beats me. I'm not sure. One thing I do know, and this song resonates, is that God's placed specific dreams on our hearts to make us into the individuals we are... He is the ultimate life-giver-dream-maker.

Sometimes I feel as if my dreams make me less than adequate or a bit of an under-achiever, but if they're part of the woman God's created me to be... let me tell you, I'm going to do my very best to see those dreams fulfilled and watch His mighty hands unfold this beautiful mystery we call life.

This song really sent home the one thing I'd been missing lately... of course I've got these dreams, most of them I've had for YEARS... but what have I done with them? I've harbored them, clung to them... that's not quite the best use of a dream. I'm working on letting go and placing these dreams back in the hands of their Maker, as I know He is the only one who can nurture and cultivate these dreams to their full potential.

"Surrender" by BarlowGirl

My hands hold safely to my dreams
Clutching tightly not one has fallen
So many years I've shaped each one
Reflecting my heart, showing who I am
Now you're asking me to show
What I'm holding oh so tightly
Can't open my hands, can't let go
Does it matter?
Should I show you?
Can't you let me go?

Surrender, surrender you whisper gently
You say I will be free
I know but can't you see?
My dreams are me. My dreams are me.

You say you have a plan for me
And that you want the best for my life
Told me the world had yet to see
What you can do with one
That's committed to Your calling
I know, of course, what I should do
That I can't hold these dreams forever
If I give them now to You
Will You take them away forever?
Or can I dream again?

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