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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Head Held High

They say you learn from your mistakes
Well I guess I should be a genius
For all the times I’ve fallen on my face
Tangled in my weakness
Wishing someone would say

Keep your head held high
Don’t stop believing
You are God’s child
And His strength is stronger than your weakness
Keep your head held high


Well it’s a crying shame
We’re walking around with our secrets
So afraid of what others might think
Living safe and living defeated
Wanting someone to say

We should confess our sin
We should love
Church, it’s time we begin
To build one another up

Come on
Keep your head held high
Don’t stop, don’t stop believing, no
You are God’s child
And His strength is stronger than your weakness
Keep your head held high
Don’t stop, don’t stop believing
You are God’s child
And His strength is stronger than your weakness
Keep your head held high


I've finally had some time to really soak in the series Pastor Stovall has been preaching on. Big John's response to The Jax Film Festival on Christianity's solution to homosexuality also came into play in this realization.
Pastor has been preaching on choices. Life is full of disappointment and hurt, death and misunderstanding...but we must choose to live for His ways. See what He sees, do what He would do....
As I worked out yesterday, the Warren Barfield song came up on my playlist. I realized, "Man, these words sound soooooo good right now". doing the right thing is so much harder than doing what feels good. Not looking things up in the Bible, or reading the word, knowing God may not speak to me is so much harder than just turning on the TV. Being reminded that I'm God's Child, that my weaknesses are not stronger than His strength. That I just have to keep my head up high, and never stop believing.
This season has obviously been tough on a lot of people connected to me, whether it be from our church, family, work, or friends from the past. How much more do I need to be encouraging. How much more should I be on my face for them. I love when Alex in his blog confesses that he prays so much for himself that he needs to change up his prayer style. I do too.
When I go through tough things, I am always praying for encouragement...so knowing so many are hurting or on the edge of giving up, I need to be bringing up some extra prayers!!
So if you are living in fear of defeat, remember you are a child of God...if you are struggling with a sin, God is greater than your weaknesses, if you don't know who you are, all you have to know is that you are God's creation-the most beautiful, magnificant picture to look at, fearfully and wonderfully made! The devil shakes thinkging about God's plan for YOU!!! If you feel hopeless-don't stop believing, remember his promises! It's all worth fighting for!
When someone is trying to go against the natural, they need some more love. I know I do....just knowing someone out there believes in me. Pick someone to believe in extra today-more than you've ever believed in in your life.....even if they've failed...even if it's uncomfortable for you.
"Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been proved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him." James 1:12.

1 comments:

Gail said...

I love your post, love you, and thank you for your continued encouragement!