Thursday, February 4, 2010

How do you compare? (TROMS Pt 7)


The Rest of Your Story 21- Day Challenge (continued)



Q. How do you compare (yourself to others)?

A. Alright...if I'm honest here & begin making "this list", it very well might never end & that is not what I want to focus on now - or (for)ever, so - let's move on...quickly please :)


Q. What is God doing in YOUR story right now?

A. The short answer here is:

He's teaching me that this journey is my own.

Sara Groves said it so well, but the only Youtube I could find of her singing it, is nothing special...so I encourage you to just close your eyes & listen - or read the lyrics below as she sings. If you're simply too rushed to do either just read what I've "bolded" (oh the lengths I go to keep it simple for ya! :) ... as that last line, quite effectively(!), sums it up:



When I stand before the Lord, I'll be standing alone. This journey is my own. Still I want man's advice, and I need man's approval, but this journey is my own. Chorus: Why would I want to live for man and pay the highest price? What would it mean to gain the world, only to lose my life? . So much of what I do is to make a good impression. This journey is my own. So much of what I say is to make myself look better. This journey is my own. . Chorus . I have never felt relief like I feel it right now. This journey is my own. 'Cause trying to please the world it was breaking me down, it was breaking me down. . Now I live and I breathe for an audience of one, now I live and I breath for an audience of one. Now I live and I breathe for an audience of one, 'cause I know this journey is my own. . Chorus. You can live for someone else, and it will only bring you pain. I can't even judge myself. Only the Lord can say, "Well done."



2 comments:

Scattering Lupines said...

oh, wow. That last line is HEAVY. I might add it to the verse i have taped to me coffee maker so I will see it every morning.

Or at least share it with my Bible study next week.

scotirish said...

I discovered your blog via your comment on Sara Groves. During Sara's recent Christmas tour she would call me each night live and ask me to share about Christmas '72 when she was smuggled into prison, I knew the story because I was there. Her great-grandmother was the first person to tell me God had a plan for my life. I also noticed that you are familiar with the Yada Yada Prayer group. When I left prison 32 years ago I came to Reba Place Fellowship where Dave and Neta Jackson were at the time and was in there small group.
What I really wanted to ask about is the "21 Day Challenge" My email is jmthomson@sbcglobal.net Thank You and God Bless