Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Solution

Last week I wrote a post on a problem I believe effects all of us and that is perfection. I want to answer that post with a solution, have you.

I have been hearing a new song on the radio. I really love the rhythm and the message and finally yesterday I said, I need to know who sings this song. So is my custom I pick a line from the song, plug it into youtube and up pops the song and artist and the video that goes along with it. Take time now to watch the video. The lyrics are below the video.








You can be amazing
You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug
You can be the outcast
Or be the backlash of somebody’s lack of love
Or you can start speaking up
Nothing’s gonna hurt you the way that words do
And they settle ‘neath your skin
Kept on the inside and no sunlight
Sometimes a shadow wins
But I wonder what would happen if you

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

Everybody’s been there, everybody’s been stared down
By the enemy
Fallen for the fear and done some disappearing
Bow down to the mighty
Don’t run, stop holding your tongue
Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live
Maybe one of these days you can let the light in
Show me how big your brave is

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

Innocence, your history of silence
Won’t do you any good
Did you think it would?
Let your words be anything but empty
Why don’t you tell them the truth?

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you.
 
 
 
The question: How do we let go of our need to be perfect?
 
 
Answer: Be brave enough to tell our story.
 
 
If you are anything like me you think about a lot more things than you actually say and you would never dare tell your story, thoughts or opinions, or if you do it is only in select circles, safe circles.
 
 
I read a blog post today by a friend and it is a part of a month long series titled, "What you meant for evil God meant for good", based upon Genesis 50:20.
 
 
Do we have the courage to share our story or will we hide it away? I have learned that there is freedom in telling my story and invite you to do the same.
 
 
Let's be brave and speak out.