"The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; Your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of Your Hands." – Psalm 138:8 (ESV)
I tend to have a habit of not blogging on Fridays, and it's because recently, I'm always doing something – a concert, a meet-&-greet, hanging out with friends. Maybe I should make Fridays my not blogging days, and just blog on Sunday? I don't know we'll have to see…ANYWAYS…
I didn't blog last night because I went to The Rocket Summer Do You Feel 10-Year Anniversary show in Atlanta, and I got to meet Bryce Avary, one of my heroes, for the second time. Going to shows of his is always different than going to other shows; afterwards, I leave feeling renewed, and reminded of my purpose. I see Bryce and all he does, and why he does it, and it encourages and reminds me that I am not useless. That I have a purpose, and can do what I love to glorify God, despite the fear, worry, and other troubles this world brings.
"Do You Feel?"
Last night, I was challenged to really think about whether I was feeling the pulse of the world right now instead of just focusing on my own world. It's too easy to get caught up in what's going on with me personally – my job, my writing, my friends, my family. Not to say these things aren't good things to focus on; but I need to learn to look outside of myself, and really pay attention to the world around me.
"So, In This Hour…"
Something else that's easy for me to forget is why I do what I do, and who I do it for. The focus becomes more on how I'm executing things instead of doing things for the sake of pleasing my Savior, and connecting with those around me. Hearing "So, In This Hour…" always resonates with me so deeply because I know I have a purpose, but I'm also very fearful of it. I'm afraid I'll mess it up, not do what I'm supposed to do, or say what I'm supposed to say. I'm afraid I'll let people down in the way I handle things. But God's grace is sufficient; He only needs to know if we're ready to take on the task He's given us, and He will help us along the way. I always need to be told that. And seeing Bryce take on the task the Lord has given Him, and seeing him doing what he loves with people who love and respect him just makes me realize that nothing is impossible with God. That doesn't mean it'll be easy, but it does mean that it can be so very good.
This morning, I read the verse that's at the beginning of this post, and just felt a confirmation from God saying, "Yes, I will fulfill My purpose in you. Simply be obedient to me. I know you're not perfect; I know the mistakes you'll make. But I'm willing to work with you. Just trust me."
Last night, near the end of the show, Bryce spoke this over the crowd, and told us to speak it as well: "Come alive, come alive, come alive…" He said it's a powerful statement, and as I yelled it, I could feel how powerful it is.
As frustrating as this world can be, I am alive. I may feel dead sometimes because of the choices I make – how I spend my time, what I choose to focus on, etc. But now is the time for me to step up, and to come alive. To shake the feeling that I'm worthless off me, and get moving, get working, break out into the world with full force.
"All I have is all of me, and it's all that I can give…"
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