Affirmations

My lovely friend Amanda shared (reblogged) a post yesterday on her site about affirmations.  I have been thinking about this and how important these are, especially to those of us who have self-esteem issues.  I NEED affirmations.  I unconsciously look for them daily, in just about everything I do: I do my hair, makeup, or get dressed… I look to my Husband for his approval…  I looked for them from everyone around me that I considered my friends… I looked for them from all the members of the church I belong to – I want to say, from the church itself, instead of the members, but that is what the church is right? – from the good grades I get in my college courses… the list goes on and on.  Does this sound familiar?

I have recently came into the knowledge that I have been trying to do all the right things for all the wrong reasons – It is a long story and I will post about it later – I forgot to do what God wanted of me because I was so busy trying to ALL of the right things…all of things I THOUGHT were right…   The point is that I did this because I craved acceptance from my Church, not because I was convicted or trying to please God.  I was looking for affirmations in all of the wrong places.

Now I have taken some major steps back and am earnestly looking for affirmations from God and in all of His goodness He has shown me one that I want to share with you now.

I don’t know if you are an avid listener of music (I tend to go in spurts) or if the music you listen to is Christian or if you are open to the idea of Christian music, but this song, or rather, the lyrics, has touched a place in my heart that has been long cut off from any good and decent idea that I do not have to do this set of “things” to please God.  I share it with you now:

Lyrics:

“Spent today in a conversation
In the mirror face to face with
Somebody less than perfect
I wouldn’t choose me first if
I was looking for a champion
In fact I’d understand if
You picked everyone before me
But that’s just not my story
True to who You are
You saw my heart
And made
Something out of nothing”

Chorus: “I don’t need my name in lights
I’m famous in my Father’s eyes
Make no mistake
He knows my name
I’m not living for applause
I’m already so adored
It’s all His stage
He knows my name oh, oh,
He knows my name oh, oh,”

“I’m not meant to just stay quiet
I’m meant to be a lion
I’ll roar beyond a song
With every moment that I’ve got
True to who You are
You saw my heart
And made
Something out of nothing”

Chorus

“He calls me chosen, free
forgiven, WANTED, child of the
King,
His forever, held in treasure
I am LOVED”
“I don’t need my name in lights
I’m famous in my Father’s eyes”

Chorus

Lyrics and Song © “He Knows My Name” By Francesca Battistelli

↑↑I do NOT OWN THAT part of my post↑↑ :)

4 thoughts on “Affirmations

  1. Wow! This artist has an amazing sound…this song is the answer so many people are seeking. Thank you, Kelsi, for sharing this with me, and so many others. The world needs this encouragement. This truth. What really matters.
    <3

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