Words: Heard & Unheard

Sometimes the words we need to hear are said but not heard, I spent so much time hearing the Truth, but stuck in the seemingly never ending circle of an addiction you never seem to take things in, you carry this “I’m alright, it’s everybody else” attitude, you believe they are the ones with the problem and really you just wish they would go away, leave you alone.

For me these words were not just coming from those close to me, but also in the form or music, it’s no secret that music has formed a large part of my everyday life, it’s very rare I go anywhere without my headphones on.

About eighteen months before I began to really struggle, I started listening to Christian artists, I’m not sure why or how, but I liked the music and actually began to gravitate towards that as opposed to secular music, but still I never heard the messages within the words, the Truth still passed me by.

Now I rarely listen to anything other than Christian artists.  I have certain songs that I listen to if I feeling a certain way, some songs to match a mood or simply for inspiration.

Since New Year when I put together a number of bible verses to go with the empty wine bottles that remained in my cellar, I’ve been choosing a verse each day, dependant on how I feel, I search for something to go with my feelings, whether I need inspiration, strength or for gratitude and praise, I search for a verse and place it onto one of the photo’s I’ve taken over the last year, then of course I add a song to the post and a brief thought to go with the verse.  All of these images with verse I have saved in a folder on my laptop.  A while back I set my screen saver to scroll through these images.

Now from time to time I find myself just looking at the laptop as the screen saver scrolls through the numerous verses, there is nearly always one that pops up that gives me a lift, that bit of inspiration, simply put it must be the best screen saver ever!

I try not to let these words pass me by anymore, I spent too much time letting the Truth just breeze by, rather than stop, listen and take it.

WHAT IF I MADE A MISTAKE? by STEPHANIE SMITH
There’s a gentle guiding in my gut
It shows me the way out when I’m in a rut
This time it led me to my knees
Instead I chose to do as I please
Now I think it is too late

What if I made a mistake?
What if I heard you but I ignored you
How many tries will it take?
What if I made a mistake?

Oh the steady burning in my heart
It gave me direction right from the start
This time I took the long way around
Until I found myself face on the ground
I guess it is never too late

What if I made a mistake?
What if I heard you but I ignored you
How many tries will it take?
What if I made a mistake?

It’s real relentless and it won’t let me go
I can’t fight this, this dirt on my soul
It’s relentless and it won’t let me go
I can’t fight this, this dirt on my soul

What if I made a mistake?
What if I heard you but I ignored you
How many tries will it take?
What if I made a mistake? 

What if I made a mistake?
What if I made a mistake?
What if I made a mistake?

What if I made a mistake?

3 thoughts on “Words: Heard & Unheard

  1. Shame Doesn't Define Me

    Nice job here. It’s inspirational and moving. I, too, prefer Christian music over anything else. It soothes me, picks me up, prods me. You name it; the music speaks to me. Thanks for sharing.
    Linda

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