A Song for Sunday–Do Something

Do Something–Matthew West

I woke up this morning
Saw a world full of trouble now
Thought, how’d we ever get so far down
How’s it ever gonna turn around
So I turned my eyes to Heaven
I thought, “God, why don’t You do something?”
Well, I just couldn’t bear the thought of
People living in poverty
Children sold into slavery
The thought disgusted me
So, I shook my fist at Heaven
Said, “God, why don’t You do something?”
He said, “I did, I created YOU”

I’d heard this song before, but one day recently, it hit me between the eyes. Five minutes before the start of morning classes, this song came over the school PA system, and it was what I needed to kick-start my attitude and my outlook–not just for the day, but in general. Yes, there are bad things happening in the world, whether far away or in our own homes. Yes, there are discouraging stories on the news every day. But we can’t let that stop us from trying to make a difference in our little corner.

I shook my fist at Heaven
Said, “God, why don’t You do something?”
He said, “I did, I created you”

We are all here for a unique purpose. We’ve heard it so many times, but do we believe it? Do we live it? We all have something that makes our light shine, that gives us a reason to get out of bed in the morning, that makes us feel alive. I know I need to refocus regularly, because sometimes it’s easy for me to lose sight of the bigger picture. If you haven’t found your purpose yet, pray on it. Think about it. Look for it. When we find that purpose, and let that purpose animate us, we feel better, but we also improve the lives of others around us. When I heard this song, I realized I’d been letting the day-to-day drag me down, wear me out and leach the enthusiasm out of me, not enough to make me really feel down, but just enough that I wasn’t feeling excited about much of anything. I decided that I needed to pick myself up and get back at it. Ten days later, I’m still feeling more motivated, more positive, and more upbeat about what’s ahead. It’s time for me to DO SOMETHING! I love how the video is packed with ideas and actions that anyone can take on. It’s not beyond us to change the world, one little bit at a time.

If not us, then who
If not me and you
Right now, it’s time for us to do something
If not now, then when
Will we see an end
To all this pain
It’s not enough to do nothing
It’s time for us to DO SOMETHING!

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