What does the soundtrack of your life sound like? Have you thought about it? If your life were a song, what song would it be? What would be the lyrics? Music has always had a strong impact on my life and I used to let it direct my moods and my emotions. I would play certain songs intentionally so I would feel a particular way. I would also let music amplify the way I felt at times. When I was down, you could be sure that I didn’t play happy music but I would waltz around with sad music in the background. That sad background noise never helped. It damaged my spirit more than I knew and it created a “comfortable space” that was hurting me. Have you ever found refuge in a wounded place? Have you ever felt better when you allowed yourself to be down abs vulnerable? It is not God’s best for us. His songs are not depressing and His lyrics are always positive.
God doesn’t intend for us to sing sad songs or negative songs. A song could have a beautiful melody and be a negative song at the same time. Think about the lyrics. Think about how the song makes you feel. Our soul can be easily swayed by music and words. Words can harm and words can heal. Words can lift up our spirits and words can bring us down. Words give life and words give death. It’s important that we choose words of life. The Bible contains the most amazing words of life and hope. Jesus has words for each one of us. His words heal, help, build up, lift us up, bless us and express His love for us. Today I want to encourage you to go with the words of the Lord. Know that He sings over you and choose His lyrics over the lyrics of condemnation, fear, sorrow, destruction, worry and death.
Any words that promote negativity should be avoided. I am not saying that we shouldn’t listen to music at all. I am focusing on the words that we hear in the world and in our minds. We can’t shut off the world and we can’t control the words that run through our heads most of the time. What we can do is reject them. There is some tug of war going on in our heads. The negative is pulling on one side and the positive is pulling on the other side. What we accept and adopt is crucial. We can side with the positive and let go of the negative. The key is to fill our minds with the positive words of the Lord. That is why it is primordial to study the Word of God and stay fixed on Him. The Holy Spirit will always assist us when we decide to follow God’s Word.
Read the Word of God as the love letter that it is meant to be. Read it as the love song that was written for you. The Lord sings over you and He covers you with lyrics from Heaven. His songs are extremely uplifting and encouraging. He sings about how He will never leave you nor forsake you. He sings about His love for you and how His Son died for you. God is in love with you and He desires the very best for you. Buy into His lyrics. Make them your own. Sing His songs over your life. Speak His Word over your life. Resist the enemy and he will flee. Resist the negativity and it will flee. Do it with the songs of the Lord in His Word. You will see that the Holy Spirit will give you new melodies that will make every day a beautiful song to God’s glory! Let God sing the lyrics of the song of your life!
Suggested reading: Zephaniah 3:17; John 13:25; James 4:7