This short clip features Makenzie Thomas of Season 13 The Voice, singing a cover of Tamela Mann’s Change Me
I may have watched this clip over 20x times already besides the powerful and beautiful voice singing the lyrics it just does something to my spirit. It also is timely to my recent prayers over the last several months.
I have learned or better yet been reminded how sincere prayer is never going to reveal to you the nature of others but more so will reveal the true nature or true heart of yourself. Often we may go to the Lord and share our frustrations, hurts or worries about a situation or about a person. We then expect the Holy Spirit to guide us to understanding the why behind it. I say it in reference to the person, circumstance or whatever is bringing you to your knees.
I don’t know about you but every time the Lord shows me, ME! I’m not saying something or someone wasn’t wrong but He will show me where I have some un-dealt with hurts, insecurities, or how I could have handled things differently.
Do you ever wonder why certain things get to you more than others?
Do you ever wonder the true reason why certain words, or situations give you fear, anxiety or even anger?
You find yourself getting mad at your friend for cancelling plans with you, anxious when someone says they will call back and they don’t. You’re wondering do these individuals not care or do they have a problem with you. So being the prayerful Christians we are, we pray “oh Lord reveal to me why friend Susie Q is behaving the way that they are”, “oh Lord help me to understand why no one treats me the way I treat them.” ::tear tear::
What we don’t recognize is maybe we’re battling with rejection, or insecurities?? Don’t see it do you? Well I get it, I was once so focused on how everyone treated me, or behaved with me. Till my perspective was shifted, not only do I now have the courage to look at myself in the mirror and speak to those hidden things, further more it allows me to pray for others in a new way. Our friends, family, and others in our lives are going through life just like us, they deal with things they may or may not share and at times when we are so caught up in how they are behaving with us we don’t give a second thought to what they may have going on in their mind. This thought process alone has brought me to repent, and to forgive where I thought I was once the one owed an apology.
“Change me oh God, make me more like you”
Do you know what a sincere prayer that is? Do you know what that entails? We worship because it sounds goods, and it feels good but do you ever consider the words you let leave your lips and say unto to the Lord?
I pray this sincerely God change me, never them. Give me the heart and the capacity to love even when I’m hurt. Give me the heart to turn the other cheek, even when i’m right. Give me the heart to say I forgive you, or to accept an apology I may never receive. That’s deep right?! Yeah, I know I bet you can only imagine some of things you’ve been through, how could you possibly be more like Him?
You can start by praying with me, God change me, never them. Give me eyes to see and ears to hear so that I may build a heart that knows you. 💙