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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

In this life....

I'm starting to realize that in reality I don't have a whole lot of say in what happens, or where we live, or go, or do..... and that's ok. I'm learning to let go.... which if you know my personality you can imagine it's been hard because I'm a super planner. I have lists for Everything, including my life... although that one is more in my head, not written down. But things happen that remind me that life isn't always about having control and knowing where you're going, but about living, and loving, and letting it be what it is.

I was listening to these songs while I was getting ready this morning and I was reminded that even though we think we're in control we're not. God is. My life is planned for me, I just need to have faith in that. As a military spouse, where things change in an instant, these words really resounded with me...

Francesca Battistelli Lyrics – I’m Letting Go Lyrics

My heart beats, standing on the edge
But my feet have finally left the ledge

Like an acrobat
There’s no turning back

Chorus
I’m letting go
Of the life I planned for me
And my dreams
Losing control
Of my destiny
Feels like I’m falling and that’s what it’s like to believe
So
I’m letting go

This is a giant leap of faith
Trusting and trying to embrace

The fear of the unknown
Beyond my comfort zone

Chorus
I’m letting go
Of the life I planned for me
And my dreams
Losing control
Of my destiny
Feels like I’m falling and that’s what it’s like to believe
So
I’m letting go

Giving in to your gravity
Knowing You are holding me
I’m not afraid

Feels like I’m falling and that’s what it’s like to believe
Feels like I’m falling and this is the life for me

Unpredictable - Lyrics

Album: My Paper Heart
Artist: Francesca Battistelli

Got my thoughts
I got my words
Got this head full of answers
Got You wrapped up
Got You under control
See my future like the past behind me
I think I know where You’re leading
Don’t need no questions
Don’t need no rocking the boat

But I just forget all the mystery
I just forget who You are


When I know that I know
What You have down the road
When I’m sure that
I’ve figured You out
Help me see that I’m small
That I can’t know it all
‘Cause You’re so unpredictable
‘Cause You’re so unpredictable

You said the foolish
Would shame the wise
To put my faith
In what’s beyond my eyes
And to believe You
I have to come as a child

So help me to rest in the mystery
Of what I can’t understand



Can’t wrap my mind around You
Can’t put You in a box
Can’t keep You safely contained
You’re gonna move the way
You wanna move today
Just let me follow along

2 comments:

Mike said...

I love these songs AND I love this artist. Her music means a lot to me as well! Then again I'm probably a little biased since I'm Francesca's Dad.

Blessings to you and your husband and a sincere thank you to both of you for your service!

Sincerely,

Mike Battistelli
Orlando, FL

Mama said...

WOW!!!!! As a parent, I can so relate to Mike and the pride he must feel knowing his daughter is ministering to you. I bet he is about to bust with pride just like I am with all my boys and their WONDERFUL wives and my grandbabies (present and FUTURE!!!!)