Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My Own Little World...


Have you heard that song by Matthew West?  It happens to be one of my favorite songs. I have heard it a thousand times but this morning I heard it and it was different…not the song itself but the impact it had on me. 

It hit me like a ton of bricks.  An overwhelming sadness came down on me and I started to cry.  Not just a few tears...uncontrollable sobbing actually. And I don't cry like that very often.  I have no reason to, I am truly blessed and I know that.

The lyrics really got me thinking that so often, we, including me, are wrapped in our own little world.  Maybe that world includes your close family and a few friends but your still in your own little world.  Doing your *own* thing, taking care of your *own*.

Do you ever step out of it..your own little world? Reach out to others, befriend those with no friends, feed those with no food, warm those with no warmth, get out of your own little world and comfort zone to help someone else out who is less blessed than you?

Close your eyes for a sec...Think of all the things you are blessed with....



Now open them...


Read the lyrics...

In my own little world it hardly ever rains
I’ve never gone hungry, always felt safe
I got some money in my pocket, shoes on my feet
In my own little world
Population me

I try to stay awake through Sunday morning church
I throw a twenty in the plate but I never give ’til it hurts
and I turn off the news when I don’t like what I see
it’s easy to do when it’s population me

What if there’s a bigger picture
what if I’m missing out
What if there’s a greater purpose
I could be living right now
outside my own little world

Stopped at the red light, looked out my window
I saw a cardboard sign said “Help this homeless widow”
Just above that sign was the face of a human
I thought to myself, “God, what have I been doing?”
So I rolled down the window and I looked her in the eye
Oh how many times have I just passed her by
I gave her some money then I drove on through
in my own little world there’s
Population two

What if there’s a bigger picture
what if I’m missing out
What if there’s a greater purpose
I could be living right now
outside my own little world
my own little world


Father break my heart for what breaks
Yours give me open hands and open doors
put Your light in my eyes and let me see
that my own little world is not about me

What if there’s a bigger picture
what if I’m missing out
What if there’s a greater purpose
I could be living right now

I don't wanna miss what matters
I wanna be reachin' out
Show me the greater purpose
So I can start livin' right now
outside my own little world

Listen....


To the words, put them into action, LIVE them...I challenge you!





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