THURSDAY TUNE #8: Center of It by Chris August

“Today is not my day.” I’ve heard myself murmur this statement a lot of times a while ago because I made mistakes at work. Although these mistakes weren’t major ones and my colleagues were very gracious to me, I was still bothered by my carelessness today.

While I was on my way to the restroom in the office, I found myself singing one of my favorite songs when I was younger: “’cause you had a bad day. You’re taking one down. You sing a sad song just to turn it around…”

Photo taken a few years ago

And somehow, God caught my attention and reminded of the verses in the Bible that I read before going to work. It is actually my “life passage”:

It says in Proverbs  3:5-6

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

And it hit me. I saw how I was so concerned with myself that I forgot about God and His character. I was giving in to the idea of having “bad days”, when in fact, there really are no bad days because of God’s goodness.

from tharderdesign.blogspot.com

I thought to myself, “Why am I so disheartened? I made mistakes and I can’t turn back time and change what I did. But, by God’s grace, I know that I can learn from them and improve more in the future.”

I realized that there really was something wrong with the statement: “Today is not my day.” because it’s really not about ME. :)

Right then and there, I thanked God and confessed about how I chose not to trust in Him in those simple moments. I thanked Him even for the mistakes that I’ve made because I know that He can still use those to help me grow as an employee and be excellent for Him. :)

On my way home, I decided to change the song that was playing in my head to “Center of It” by Chris August. This song encourages me a lot to remember that God’s character never changes no matter what situation we are in. He is and will forever be good and faithful. :)

 

If you have the time, listen to this tune:

 

THURSDAY TUNES:  http://encouragingtreats.com/thursday-tunes/

Encourage yourself one tune at a time. :)

THURSDAY TUNE #2: The Upside of Down

I’ve listened to this song at least 10 times a day for the past month (since the first time I learned about it). :) The Upside of Down by Chris August — one of the most uplifting songs I’ve heard this year.

 

The downside of being up is my inside is empty of

the one thing my heart truly needs

When I feel invincible

a million miles from miserable

It’s always all about me.

I don’t know why I don’t love You like I should,

like You would through bad and good, oh,

[Chorus:]

Funny how we figure out where happiness is found

In the midst of this sadness I’m closer to You now

And that’s the upside of down,

the upside of down

It’s all switched around,

I lost and I found the upside of down.

You are more in my less, You are strength in my weakness

I’ll never go back again

And then Your sunshine ends the rain

and I return to my old ways

Why am I a fair weather friend?

I wanna be the one to love You like I should,

like You would through the bad and good, oh,

Funny how we figure out where happiness is found

In the midst of this sadness I’m closer to You now

That’s the upside of tragedies

knowing You’re holding my heart always, always

I may be down but I’m finding there’s joy in the pain, in the pain

Funny how we figure out where happiness is found

In the midst of this sadness I’m closer,

I’m closer to You now and oh

[Chorus]
The upside of down It’s all switched around,

I lost and I found the upside of down

The Upside of Down by Chris August :)

 

Psalm 16:11 “You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is FULLNESS OF JOY; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.”

 

THURSDAY TUNES:  http://encouragingtreats.com/thursday-tunes/

Encourage yourself one tune at a time. :)