I'm not a huge country music fan. Although, there are several country musicians out there whose music I do like.
This song came to me as I was you tube searching for encouraging worship songs, and I believe God led me to it.
Recently I have really been in a spiritual battle.
I've had so many dreams God has put on my heart many yrs ago. It has been a real struggle for me, because I seem to always be going nowhere fast! Even backwards somedays!
I look around me, and see others living out similar dreams God put on my heart so many yrs ago. And it happening so quickly! I don't get it at all!!
Lately, I have been feeling quite useless, devalued, and not feeling that God's will/plan for my life is unfolding at all.
So maybe it is, but it isn't how I see it should be? I just don't know. I'm sure I am not the only one who struggles with purpose.
It does frustrate me when so much time is wasted on things that are nothing but pure vanity, and those vain things even done "in the name of the Lord". Everyone is guilty of this at one time or another. I am the first to admit this to be true in my own life!
We christians do a lot of great things, some things we do/and tag God's name on it. Which is nice, and God is still given the glory either way.
When it comes down to it... are we giving that cup of cold water in Jesus name? Are we truly loving the weak and those who are struggling and less fortunate than us?
Do we behave as if we are the best, or the most spiritually "right", as if others don't measure up and some day they will "get it". Are we impatient with those who are trying to understand, discover, and truly desire to do God's will in their lives? Do we give others a chance, or do we have to always be "the one".
Are we more busy about how we can build our own selves up, for our own good name (in the name of the Lord of course). Or are we willing to step back and allow someone else (we may feel is less competent than we are) to shine?
All of these questions I ask myself first; to think/ponder and consider over and over the position of my heart; To remember, all of our hearts have haunted chambers; To remember, God's will isn't fame and glory, it is simply being Christ's love to everyone, and being available when someone is in need. To be a friend to the weak, poor and broken hearted.
Hope the song blesses you as it did me. Hope it will cause the Holy Spirit to stir your heart as it did mine.
God's Will- Martina McBride