A Song for Sunday–Good To Be Alive

Good To Be Alive–Jason Gray

I wanna live like there’s no tomorrow
Love like I’m on borrowed time
It’s good to be alive, yeah

Today, I declare that it’s good to be alive. Today, I’m officially fighting back. A new determination started to creep in yesterday, after I read Explore! Dream! Discover! over at Everyday Power Blog by Jeff Moore. It was just the right message for me at that moment, because I was ready to receive it. I thought that I’d been in a bit of a blogging funk over the last couple of months, but it’s more like I’ve been in a bit-of-everything funk. The old adage “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” came to mind yesterday, as I was running errands. It’s true that I have a lot of responsibilities, but so do a lot of other people. I’ve finally figured out, yet again, that I have to make time for some things that I enjoy. If I never make time for the things I want to do, I won’t have the energy or the spark to tackle the things that I need to do. I was telling myself that life was good, but I wasn’t really feeling it. I was setting my mind up to become the enemy’s workshop–dangerous territory.

I realized that if I’m tired of feeling weighed down and negative, it’s time for me to do something about it. Waiting for change doesn’t work, I have to make the change. Last Monday, at my desk, I was writing a giant to-do list for work. The list was huge, the deadlines are tight, and I was feeling overwhelmed. Something in me rebelled, and said, “Where is the time for God? For prayer? For gratitude?” I’ve learned that I need that connection to be strong if I’m going to feel alive. I’ve made big strides with the to-do list for work, but that’s secondary. Today, my resolve is back, and I’m going to push against the obstacles to accomplish what I think God intends for me to do while I’m here. It’s good to be alive, and I don’t want to forget it!

I won’t take it for granted
I won’t waste another second
All I want is to give you
A life well lived, to say “thank you”

I wanna live like there’s no tomorrow
Love like I’m on borrowed time
It’s good to be, it’s good to be alive

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