How music impacts our lives
I remember when I got to see one of my favorite gospel super stars, Smokie Norful perform at my church.
I can remember listening to his song “I understand” so many times I almost broke my I pod, it was my ringtone, it was my alarm music, it got me through the day, sometimes even through the seconds when I thought I could no longer go on… this song gave me hope to hold on..
It goes like this…
“Sometimes I feel like giving up, it seems like my best just aint good enough, Lord if you hear me, I’m calling you, do you see? Do you care all about what I’m going through and then he said one more day, one more step, see I’m preparing you, for myself and when you can’t hear my voice, please trust my plan, I am the Lord I see you and yes, I understand.
Sometimes I feel like I’m all alone, I just like a stranger so far from home, I feel like I’ve done all that I could do, please Lord give me strength, I’m just trying to make it through… that’s when he told me..just one more day, just one more step…
I am the Lord I see you and yes, I understand…
I won’t forget nor have I forgot… see everything works according to my plan,
I am God, trust me I got the whole world in my hands”
On those dark nights when I so wanted to quit, to give up, to throw in the towel, this song gave me hope, let me hold on…got me through the night…yes, this song literally saved my life on more than one occasion.
It was as if God himself was telling me, I hear you, hold on, believe, I am working it out for you… don’t give up and I listened, I held on, sometimes if even if it felt like I was holding on to a string that was so broken and frayed, I still held on.
So to be able to see this great artist perform this song, well, you know I was balling. Here I was years later with this wonderful life I dreamed of, in this incredible Church I found, with my Church family listening to this song that brought back so many hard times, so many struggles yet I got through, I held on, I persevered, I listened.
In this weeks video vlog I speak of Whitney Houston song “I didn’t know my own strenght” one of my favorite songs from her even though it’s not one of her most popular ones. It too speaks of finding your strenght, you were knocked down but somehow you found the strenght to get back up, to keep going against all odds.
So many other songs that kept me going as well, Mary J. Blige “Just fine” Christina Aguilera “Walking on eggshells and Fighter” R.Kelly, “I believe I can fly” Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston “When you believe” Gloria Gaynor, “I Will Survive”
Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, “For Good” from the Wicked Soundtrack.
These songs and so many others got me through hard times, gave me strenght, gave me courage, they were the words that were in my heart and what my soul was crying out.
They got me through to this blessed life that I am living now. So thank you Mr. Smokie Norful and the thousands of other song writers and singers, who’s music not olny fill our lives but can literally save our lives as well.
Your never know what an impact you have on so many people including myself.
So today my friends, when it seems like your all alone, when all you have is your music to comfort you, pick a song that will give you hope, that will lift you up, that will make you believe you can do anything, that change is coming.
Listen to it, play it over and over again and over again, make it your theme song, your ring tone and then believe…believe…believe that anything is possible because I am living proof that it is…
“Be the change you want to see”
“And just when the caterpillar thought his life over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”
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