Wednesday, February 29, 2012

This is YOUR life!!

"This is your life, are you who you wanna be?"
I am sure y'all have heard that song by Switchfoot.
If not here are the lyrics:

Yesterday is a wrinkle on your forehead
Yesterday is a promise that you've broken
Don't close your eyes
Don't close your eyes

This is your life

And today is all you've got now
And today is all you'll ever have
Don't close your eyes
Don't close your eyes

This is your life

Are you who you wanna be
This is your life
Are you who you wanna be
This is your life
Is it everything you've dreamed that it would be
When the world was younger
And you had everything to lose

Yesterday is a kid in the corner

Yesterday is dead and over

This is your life

Are you who you wanna be
This is your life
Are you who you wanna be
This is your life
Is it everything you've dreamed that it would be
When the world was younger
And you had everything to lose

Don't close your eyes

Don't close your eyes

This is your life

Are you who you wanna be
This is your life
Are you who you wanna be
Yeah
This is your life
Are you who you wanna be
(who you wanna be)
Yeah
(this is your life)
Are you who you wanna be
Who you wanna be
Come on
Come on
(this is your life)
Is it everything you've dreamed that it would be
When the world was younger
And you had everything to lose
You had everything to lose


As I was driving home from my parent's house tonight I heard this song on the radio. I have heard it many times before, but tonight I stopped and thought...am I who I want to be?? I am a wife and a mother, which is TOTALLY who I want to be. But on a deeper level am I who I wanna be?

The kind of person I want to be can be summed up in one name, JESUS!!

If you did not already know this I am a huge fan of The Duggars! You know 19 Kids and Counting! I just adore how much joy they have. You see it on their face constantly. They always turn negatives to positives. It is just the way they think. My brain always goes to the negative. For instance, what went wrong at a party as opposed to the things that went right. Also, I adore how much they trust in the Lord. They pray to Him before making decisions and praise Him during blessings and sorrow. They are living the life they want to live!!

What is holding me back from having the same? Myself!! I have decided that I should focus on the things in my life that really matter. Not the material stuff. I want to end each day and know that I was who I wanted to be and more importantly who God made me to be! I want others to see Jesus in me! Just like I see Jesus in the Duggar family. And I don't want it for fame or fortune, but for peace. Peace like no other. (and I am in NO way saying the Duggars do it for fame or fortune).

Here's a few things I wanna be:
  • the kind of person that has a knee jerk response to get on bended knee when a problem arises, instead of worrying and fretting over it.
  • the kind of person that wakes up each day with a servant's heart
  • the kind of person that sees the positive in everything and lets that always override the negative
  • someone that gives up control and finally lets God take the wheel
  • a mother that can lead Noah to Christ and encourages him to always trust in the Lord by my example
  • a wife that honors my husband as the leader of the house and encourages him in leading instead of trying to lead myself or condescending his actions
  • a daughter that respects and honors her parents by instilling the values they taught me into my son
  • a sister that is always willing to listen instead of talking so much
  • a friend that you can rely on during the bad times and not just the good times
  • the kind of person that doesn't worship things or possessions, but instead would be willing to give any of it to someone in need
  • a church member that is more interested in what I can do to help instead of looking to the church to help me
  • someone that turns the other cheek when someone is mean to me
  • someone that prays for my "enemies" or really just the ppl that I don't care to be around
  • a child that Christ would be proud of!!
I am done trying to find things, food, or people's acceptance to fill my heart. Nothing can ever fill my soul like Jesus!! I have always believed this but was always too wrapped up in day to day life to practice it. And since we are not promised tomorrow, I am not wasting another minute!

Are you who you wanna be??
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