Have you ever listened to a song that spoke volumes to your unspoken dreams, fears, hurts, or whatevers buried deep within? It happened to me this past weekend while I was hanging out in freezing cold Omaha for a retreat. The song was one I’d never heard of (This Journey Is My Own) by an artist I did not know (Sara Groves)…even still, it moved me.
And I have never felt relief like I feel it right now
This journey is my own
Cuz trying to please the world, it was breaking me down
As I listened intently to the lyrics, I was reminded of various times in my life when what I’ve said, thought or done was dictated moreso by my hunger for the approval and validation of those around me–whether it be from friends, boyfriends, parents, employers, etc.–than what I really wanted or what God would have me do.
Now, though, I’m at the point where I’m not as needy for people to co-sign on my actions. I understand more than ever the depth and beauty of the person God created me to be and the wonderful places He can take me and wants me to be; and that…is enough. Listening to this song unleashed a sappy but happy joy in me because it so clearly reflects my journey to complete dependence on God.