Sunday, January 16, 2011

Free To Be Me

‘Cause I got a couple dents in my fender
Got a couple rips in my jeans
Try to fit the pieces together 
But perfection is my enemy
On my own I'm so clumsy
But on Your shoulders I can see
I'm free to be me

The song of the day - or week since I haven't written in awhile - is 'Free to Be Me' by Francesca Battistelli.

This is one of my favorite songs and I would've posted the lyrics for the entire song above, but then it would've made this post entirely too long and if anybody is still reading this, then I am sure they wouldn't have finished it :-).

I first heard this song after I got a scrape on my car a few years ago- convenient huh?  I laughed.  I was so upset about the scrape and here God was telling me that 'it's ok, stop trying to be PERFECT!'  Well, my car was certainly no longer perfect and since then my life has been anything but - it wasn't perfect before, but I liked to think that it was - now I'm ok with the way that it is and the way that I am.  A few months after the scrape I was rear-ended and there are now a couple of dents in my fender as well.  No biggie, I'm ok with that.  If that's the least of my problems, I'm doing pretty well!

The reason that this song goes with my past week is that it's still a constant struggle to admit my faults and to accept that while some of them I do need to work on, some of them are just who I am and can't be changed.  I need to stop doubting God and trusting that He knows what He is doing.  So, here's to being free to be me!

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