I Was Here*

I was talking with a friend recently about how I feel certain things are changing in my life and that I feel like for the first 28 years or so of my life I was missing it in certain key areas of life.  I’ve asked myself, “What was I thinking?”  Habits, or lack thereof, that now appeared to me as apathetic and lacking. She quickly removed the condemnation and said “I wouldn’t feel bad or like you were apathetic. You just needed fresh vision and something to work towards.”

Many things have re-sparked that vision in the past while.  Perhaps when we feel like we’re in a rut we need to sit ourselves down and see where the inspiration is lacking and where vision for life needs to be reset.  God created you for a purpose so if you’re still breathing, your job isn’t finished yet. And He isn’t done enjoying you 🙂

And for me, this song really sums it up. “I Was Here” by Lady Antebellum.

You will notice me
I’ll be leaving my mark like initials carved
In an old oak tree, you wait and see

Maybe I’ll write like Twain wrote
Maybe I’ll paint like Van Gogh
Cure the common cold, I don’t know
But I’m ready start ’cause I know in my heart

I wanna do something that matters, say something different
Something that sets the whole world on its ear
I wanna do something better with the time I’ve been given
I wanna try to touch a few hearts in this life
Leave nothing less than something that says ? I was here?

I will prove you wrong
If you think I’m all talk, you’re in for a shock
‘Cause this dream’s too strong and before too long

Maybe I’ll compose symphonies
Maybe I’ll fight for world peace
‘Cause I know it’s my destiny
To leave more than a trace of myself in this place!

I wanna do something that matters, say something different
Something that sets the whole world on its ear
I wanna do something better with the time I’ve been given
I wanna try to touch a few hearts in this life
And leave nothing less than something that says ?I was here?

And I know that I, I will do more than just pass through this life
I’ll leave nothing less than something that says ?I was here?
I was here

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