The Motions

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For a long time, I recall trying to “get through life.” Each day was so exhausting I didn’t seem to have time to think about much else. The weight of my past was too heavy to bear and the fact that things were not getting better fast enough left me in a “slow motion” state of living. If you’ve ever felt burdened by past pain and heartache, you may understand where I am coming from.

But the more I learn about God, the more I understand that He wants us to enjoy the blessing of life. He wants us to be happy. He wants us to know how loved we are. But we first must lay down our burdens and give up the false sense of control we never had to begin with. The blessings of this life are His to give and His to take.

Thus, when we are free from our past, we are free to really live in the present.

John 8:36 “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”

I can’t speak for everyone, but when God tells me I am free, I want to experience and live in that freedom and not fall back to a life burdened by past hurts and mistakes.

Life is too short to not be fully lived. I came to the conclusion a while back that I am no longer content with surviving, I want to thrive! And in the strength of Christ, we can do just that!

Regrets often weigh heavy on the human heart. The biggest regret one could have? Not giving your life to Christ while you still can… when there is time for Him to transform your present, forgive your past and make new your future. If you already know the truth of Jesus, you have been freed, so live it. Live differently. Live under the influence of the infectious joy that comes only from personally knowing the Giver of Life. Let it change the way you see life. It’s not to be lived with an end in sight, but with eternity in mind.

Matthew West’s track “The Motions” off his album Something to Say describes the challenge of surrendering to Christ & the triumph that comes with breaking through a normal life and finding an extraordinary existence. It’s worth the risk and will be the only relationship to outlast your lifetime.

“The Motions”

This might hurt, it’s not safe
But I know that I’ve gotta make a change
I don’t care if I break
At least I’ll be feeling something

‘Cause just okay is not enough
Help me fight through the nothingness of life

I don’t wanna go through the motions
I don’t wanna go one more day
Without Your all consuming passion inside of me

I don’t wanna spend my whole life asking
What if I had given everything
Instead of going through the motions?

No regrets, not this time
I’m gonna let my heart defeat my mind
Let Your love make me whole
I think I’m finally feeling something

‘Cause just okay is not enough
Help me fight through the nothingness of this life

‘Cause I don’t wanna go through the motions
I don’t wanna go one more day
Without your all consuming passion inside of me

I don’t wanna spend my whole life asking
What if I had given everything
Instead of going through the motions?

Take me all the way
(Take me all the way)
Take me all the way
(‘Cause I don’t wanna go through the motions)

Take me all the way
(Lord, I’m finally feeling something real)
Take me all the way

I don’t wanna go through the motions
I don’t wanna go one more day
Without Your all consuming passion inside of me

I don’t wanna spend my whole life asking
What if I had given everything
Instead of going through the motions?

I don’t wanna go through the motions
I don’t wanna go one more day
Without Your all consuming passion inside of me

I don’t wanna spend my whole life asking
What if I had given everything
Instead of going through the motions?
Take me all the way
(Take me all the way)
Take me all the way
(I don’t wanna go, I don’t wanna go)

Take me all the way
(Through the motions)
Take me all the way

I don’t wanna go through the motions

 

WEBSITE: http://matthewwest.com

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