Wednesday, August 13

Let That Be Enough

I'm not one to quote lyrics. And I'm not one to talk religion much, but this song, by Switchfoot and Jars of Clay, speaks very strongly to me right now. Coincidentally, it IS the day before my birthday and my birthday DOES fall on a Thursday this year, but 29, not 22.

Click here to hear the song
Let That Be Enough
I wish I had what I needed
To be on my own
'Cause I feel so defeated
And I'm feeling alone

And it all seems so helpless
And I have no plans
I'm a plane in the sunset
With nowhere to land

And all I see
It could never make me happy
And all my sand castles
Spend their time collapsing

Let me know that
You hear me
Let me know Your touch
Let me know that You love me
Let that be enough

It's my birthday tomorrow
No one here could know
I was born this Thursday
22 years ago

And I feel stuck watching history repeating
Yeah, who am I? Just a kid who knows he's needy

Let me know that You hear me
Let me know Your touch
Let me know that You love me
And let that be enough

Let me know that You hear me
Let me know Your touch
Let me know that You love me
And let that be enough


Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

I hope today is finding you in great spirits and I hope that knowing He hears you and loves you is enough. I sometimes really struggle with wondering what my purpose really is and if I'm really doing what I'm supposed to be with my life. I'm pretty sure I'm not, but I'm also pretty sure that I'll be shown the way and will get there eventually. Happy Birthday to you, dear Ellisa! I love ya! *Hugs & Smooches*

Marissa said...

I often struggle with what my purpose really is ... and often come up short of anything real positive or even remotely successful sounding.

I often struggle with collapsing sandcastles.

My dad didn't realize I was choked up on the phone yesterday, I did my best to cover it up, but he told me something I really needed to hear at that moment. It's worthy of sharing.

He said he believes I really need to start concentrating on what I have and what I want rather than just wallowing in what I don't have. If I want it, *I alone* need to get moving in that direction and stop waiting for situations to change, other circumstances to happen, other people to give me their blessing. *I alone* have to make sure it happens because *I alone* am in charge of my own destiny...and my own happiness.

Kind of puts things in perspective as to how much we really do rely on others...and how easily & quick we are to blame them too, eh?

I love you like you're of my own flesh and wish you the most mentally peaceful birthday ever. *YOU alone* are in charge of making sure that happens. You have that ability and the ability to carry it, and yourself, even further than you ever thought possible. Don't sell yourself short, babe. I think you rock socks and are a stellar human being with loads upon loads of potential, in so many avenues. If you never change another career/education/relationship dynamic in the course of your lifetime other than finding mental peace and happiness within yourself, you've succeeded.

:::eeks, i'm thinking i should take my own advice:::

{{{hugs, and it sucks donkey balls that i can't be there to give you one in person}}}