I enjoy music and especially songs with great lyrics. Sometimes I feel like I can express myself better with song lyrics than I could using my own words. The song Greater by MercyMe has been rattling around in my head this week. The lyrics really strike home with me on days when I’m not feeling like I’m good enough.
“Every day I wrestle with the voices
That keep telling me I’m not right
But that’s alright
‘Cause I hear a voice and He calls me redeemed
When others say I’ll never be enough
And greater is the One living inside of me
Than he who is living in the world”
Sometimes the voices are from others but most of the time the voices are in my own little head. They whisper loudest when I’m playing the comparison game. When I’m paying attention to the voice that says:
It’s not fair.
I’m not one of the cool kids.
I’ll never be thin/fit/pretty.
I never finish anything.
I’ll never get ahead.
And on, and on…
When those thoughts start I have a choice. I can listen to them. I can let them drag me down into a pit of unworthiness and despair. Or I can choose to listen to a better voice. The voice of the One who loves me. Even though I can’t fully comprehend this love I can let it sink into my soul and pull me up to a better place. A place where I can begin to believe that I have a calling and when I walk in all that He has for me I will never be a loser.
“There’ll be days I lose the battle
Grace says that it doesn’t matter
‘Cause the cross already won the war
I am learning to run freely
Understanding just how He sees me
And it makes me love Him more and more
Take a listen and let it sink into your soul.