I just recently wrote lyrics for my first song called “Ready”. The words came from one of my favorite verses found in Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. Acknowledge Him in all your ways and He will make your paths straight.”
The lyrics were basically a conversation with God sharing my heart...there are days I struggle and question how He could use someone like me to lead people in worship. I struggle because there are days I get so caught up in the many roles I play in my life…mother, wife, coach, developmental therapist, worship leader, etc. I let these “roles” keep me so busy that by the time my head hits the pillow at night, I realize that I haven’t spent any time with God. It’s in these moments that I have to remind myself that ultimately the most important “role” in my life is that I am a “child of God”.
I am guessing I am not the only one who struggles with being busy. Just like Proverbs 3:5-6 says, I need to not lean on my own understanding, and let go of my selfish desires. Anything that I allow to take priority over my time spent with God is a sin. It is a daily choice to wake up and say “God here I am, use me.”
The words to the chorus of the song that I wrote go like this:
“I need Your love, I need Your mercy, come fill me up, I’m willing and ready.
I need Your hope, I need Your peace, come fill me up, I’m willing and ready.”
God does not force us to ask Him into our lives, He is waiting patiently for us to come to Him and say, “Lord I am ready, I am willing, come fill my life with Your truth and love.” I know that when I fully trust Him and seek Him consistently that I feel revival in my life and “He will make my paths straight.”
If you are looking for revival in your life, seek Him consistently, trust Him completely, and know that your ultimate role in life is to be a child of God. I once heard someone say, “How we set our schedule will determine the health of our soul.” Don’t let "being busy" define your life.
Worship Leader (Jasper Stone)