3 Things that are changing my life.

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Worship Music

A wonderful and insightful friend introduced me to some amazing new songs that I added to my playlist. For two weeks since: any chance I get, I soak in the goodness of lyrics that point me to Jesus ( the one who saved me from sin and who carries me in my weakness). My schedule has become increasingly demanding and I find that I need solace from the frenzy. When I listen to worship music I forget myself and remember Christ who is my source.

Gratitude Jar

My gratitude jar is a large jar I fill with pieces of colourful. I take a post it or a clourful square of paper and write the good things that have happened on a single day and then chuck it in the jar. After a while I’ll have built up a fair amount of these notes, which I will read and reflect on. They are a way to celebrate how blessed I am and remind me that I have much to be thankful for.

Friendships

Over the past few months I’ve met some incredible people, who have helped me grow, challenging me to live beyond present circumstance. Existing in a place of love, submission, companionship and laughter is just so good for my soul. I’ve become bolder, and begun to do things that I used to be afraid to do. I’ve slowly begun to cross off goals that I had set ages ago. With friendships, I have been accountable to others for how I live my life and this is helping me to flourish!

Am I Wrong

The combination of vocals and lyrical artistry is so evident in this piece and the message is beautiful.

We can dare to believe in ourselves beyond what people see – to reach beyond even our own expectations, bigger than the norm, and to pursue our dreams because we can. Having a different or unheard of vision should not lead us to conform, but rather to persevere in the face of naysayers and criticism, because if we do success and victory are at hand. This, is my interpretation in a nutshell.

This song is a poem which truly begs the listener to read in between the lines. I have included the lyrics at the end of this post.

I also enjoyed the distinctly African inspiration of the video and though I am usually one to express my dislike for the contrived imagery that a lot of commercial videos employ when portraying Africa, this particular video felt natural.

The video captures the beauty and the innocence of our children and our land and the wonderful landscapes, colours and silhouettes that are synonymous with the continent. I also love this group because they are able to produce authentic  yet edgy African sounds despite the fact that they are based in Norway. For all this and more I rate this song ‘Am I Wrong’ by the group, Envy, comprising of Nico Sereba and Vinzy V, highly.

5 stars *****

What Do You Think?

***Lyrics by rock genius***

Am I Wrong – by Envy

[Verse 1: Vincent]

Am I wrong for thinking out the box from where I stay?

Am I wrong for saying that I’ll choose another way?

I ain’t trying to do what everybody else doing

Just cause everybody doing what they all do

If one thing I know, how far would I grow?

I’m walking down this road of mine, this road that I call home

[Hook: Vincent]

So am I wrong for thinking that we could be something for real?

Now am I wrong for trying to reach the things that I can’t see?

But that’s just how I feel, that’s just how I feel

That’s just how I feel trying to reach the things that I can’t see

 [Verse 2: Nico]

Am I tripping for having a vision?

My prediction; Imma be on the top of the world

Hope you, hope you don’t look back, always do what you decide

Don’t let them control your life, that’s just how I feel

Fight for yours and don’t let go, don’t let them compare you, no

Don’t worry, you’re not alone, that’s just how we feel

[Hook]

[Bridge: Nico]

If you tell me I’m wrong, wrong

I don’t wanna be right, right

If you tell me I’m wrong, wrong

I don’t wanna be right

[Hook]