I laughed when I realized how many years it took to discover who I am.... by first zealously exploring who I am not

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The song within

A friend is one who hears the song in your heart and sings it to you when your memory fails

I read this quote this recently and it has really given me lots to think about. I have been walking through a season where there has been lots of sifting in relationships in my life. It has been a very painful difficult process for me. I have been so hurt by the rejection of people in my life that I thought would always be there. Through the process I have found God refining many areas of my heart. I asked someone recently if they thought that God had caused the rift. They responded that even if He didn't cause the rift, that He had a purpose for it. I'm learning all the places that I put people in my life that only God is supposed to be. My trust is to be in HIM not in a person or a ministry. I have also been equally amazed at the people He has brought into my life during this season. People that have helped me walk through a dark place and shown me the truth and the light. As I read this quote I felt a new appreciation for the people and the season of my life. Every person that I come in contact with, or am in relationship with God uses to pull something or put something in our lives. When my husband and I are in relationship with each other a beautiful love song pours out of our heart. When I feel unloved, rejected, sad or overwhelmed, Jeremy sings that song to me to remind me of who I am to him. Our friends work the same way. They are there to remind us of who we are. I believe this is all part of God's plan for relationships in this world. I have a new friend in my life that I love dearly. I sat at her house the other day and she shared her heart and how she feel like people will never see her for who she is because of the mistakes she's made. I left her house so heartbroken for her pain. The next day I read this quote and I begin to pray God please help me to sing the song to her that she needs. I want to be that person to the people in my life. One of my favorite verses is in Romans and it says very simply "For WE know that all things work together for the good of those who love Him. I know that if she doesn't remember that WE remember. It's about being part of the body, and encouraging others. When one of us forgets, WE remember and sing that song to help them remember. It's part of being a believer. It's part of loving and reaching beyond ourselves. I am painting this quote for my friend. I want her to see everyday that even when she feels down, that I will sing her song and remind her of who she is. I will sing it until she hears the notes and melodies coming from deep within and then together we will sing a beautiful melodious harmony that comes when 2 voices blend in a perfect way. When two lives that are put together to form a bond to help us walk this path of life.