I believe…

Believe in God like you believe in the sunrise.

Not because you can see it, but because you can see all it touches.

~ C. S. Lewis ~

 

Over the last month, I’ve abandoned the writing that I love.  I sat in front of my computer waiting for an inspiration.  Nothing came.  When I asked myself “what do you think about…?”  The response each time, “nah”.

My thoughts cluttered with, what is called in yoga, “chitta”  – the mind stuff.  It is the warehouse that stores your memories, images, feelings, desires, and emotions.  Not all positive.  Negativity tried to creep in and overtake my thoughts.

You know the thoughts I’m talking about.  The thoughts that make you forget who you truly are.  The thoughts that tell you that you’re not enough, you’ll never measure up, or you don’t belong.  This negativity causes insecurity and doubt.

I had to fight against this negative chitta.  To retain positivity in my thoughts and actions, I searched for quotes that inspired me.  Quotes that uplifted me.  Quotes that I hope inspired you.  Quotes that I hope uplifted you.

Each day, I was drawn to one song.  Honestly, multiple times a day causing tremendous eye rolling by my kids.  I was reminded of the long car trips they endured when they were little.  I apparently traumatized them by playing Bon Jovi over and over again.

Unbelievably, they each developed a love for all types of music.  So, hey, it couldn’t have been that horrific.  So, parental music torture does have its benefits.  Plus, they all have Bon Jovi on their play lists.  Hmmm.

Back to this month’s inspiration.  The song.  Lauren Daigle’s “You Say” from her album ‘Look Up Child’.  It has helped me to return to my writing chair.   It has helped me squash the negative chitta that wants to rise above my positive mind.

How?  It reminds me of God’s majesty.  He quiets the voices that bring us down.  He gives us hope, strength, and love.  Through Him, we can clearly see who we are in His eyes.  We are loved.  We are strong.  All we have to do is BELIEVE His words, His promises.

I BELIEVE……….

 

Lyrics
I keep fighting voices in my mind that say I’m not enough
Every single lie that tells me I will never measure up
Am I more than just the sum of every high and every low?
Remind me once again just who I am, because I need to know (ooh oh)
You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong when I think I am weak
You say I am held when I am falling short
When I don’t belong, oh You say that I am Yours
And I believe (I), oh I believe (I)
What You say of me (I)
I believe
The only thing that matters now is everything You think of me
In You I find my worth, in You I find my identity, (ooh oh)
You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong when I think I am weak
And You say I am held when I am falling short
When I don’t belong, oh You say that I am Yours
And I believe (I), oh I believe (I)
What You say of me (I)
Oh, I believe
Taking all I have and now I’m laying it at Your feet
You have every failure God, and You’ll have every victory, (ooh oh)
You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong when I think I am weak
You say I am held when I am falling short
When I don’t belong, oh You say that I am Yours
And I believe (I), oh I believe (I)
What You say of me (I)
I believe
Oh I believe (I), yes I believe (I)
What You say of me (I)
Oh I believe (oh)
Songwriters: Paul Mabury,Lauren Daigle,Jason Ingram
© CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP
For non-commercial use only.
Data From: LyricFind

2 thoughts on “I believe…

  1. Anastasia Bradshaw

    I truly understand even at this early morning hour…a time to pray and seek His heart to fill my cup till it runneth over; to express my love for Him is to know His love; a personal relationship…let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid, for the Lord Thy God is with thee…inspired by faith and lived in life…let us keep on writing and encouraging others as our Lord Jesus encourages us and when the enemy comes in like a flood, He will deliver us from those negative thoughts, words and deeds of the flesh…I call them “flesh-attacks” and we have to resist the devil and he will flee…our God is an awesome God…thank you for your thoughts, we all have them periodically and we must be encouraged…Lord, we know Your grace is “sufficient”…Amen

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    1. I’m so sorry that I took so long to reply but there was definitely a reason. Today I woke up feeling attacked. I totally understand the “flesh attack” Thank you so much for your words. So perfect for me today! 🙂

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