We Could Sing A Better Song
Have you ever felt a sense of incompleteness? Are you tired of singing the same old song? Do you have an urge break out of the box and do something different? Well, these prompts you’re feeling, these stirrings within you come right after that feeling when you know you’ve outgrown something. You can’t quite pinpoint the moment you knew something had to change, but it’s there, watching and waiting for you to stop making excuses and start stepping into the more.
I believe for most of us we get to a point in our existence where we’re tired of living a little life. We don’t want to sing the same old song; we want to sing better songs than those we knew before this pandemic started. If we’re honest, we’ve become so frustrated with the fact that we’ve allowed ourselves to live small when the fact is that there is so much more unused potential inside of each one of us. God wants us to start stepping into the more and He’s ready for you to write another song, a better song than any of those you’ve sung before. Partnering with His wisdom and knowledge can help us to complete the plans He has waiting for us. However, to start singing a new song for your own life, you have to know the right words and have the right music.
Psalm 98 is David’s poetic praise song. He urges you to go ahead and sing your brand-new song to the Lord!
‘So, go ahead, everyone, and shout your praises with joy!
Break out of the box and let loose with the most joyous sound of praise!
Sing your melody of praise to the Lord and make music like never before!
Blow those trumpets and shofars!
Shout with joyous triumph before King Yahweh!
Let the ocean’s waves join in the chorus with their roaring praise until everyone everywhere shouts out in unison, “Glory to the Lord!”
Let the rivers and streams clap with applause as the mountains rise in a standing ovation to join the mighty choir of exaltation.’ Psalm 98:4-8 [TPT]
A life that is brave enough to admit that it has outgrown the old song it’s always sung is where we begin to write something new. Who told you that you have to keep choosing the same song on the jukebox of your life, just because it’s been done before? Why do we feel that we have to keep marching along to the same beat?
The trouble with other people’s expectations is that while you’re busy pleasing them, you lose yourself. You stop being brave. You can’t step into the more and sing a better song because you don’t even have words to express how you feel anymore. You’ve lost yourself in the process of making other people happy and you’ve forgotten the song of your heart. Before you know it, you have pushed all those dreams of singing a better song so far down into the dark caverns of your soul that you’ve become numb.
However, God can turn everything for good and He wants you to make music like you’ve never known before. Give those trumpets a good, hard blow and polish up those shofars until they shine because God is going to help you to discover a new song. However, before you can go ahead and start to sing a better song, you have to sit with the conductor first otherwise you won’t know what notes to play.
You have to wait patiently on Him. You have to spend time in his presence to know what new song He wants you to sing. Psalm 40 says,
I waited patiently for the Lord;
He inclined to me and heard my cry.
He drew me out from the desolate pit,
Out of the miry bog,
And set my feet upon s rock,
Making my steps secure.
He put a new song in my mouth,
A song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear,
And put their trust in the Lord. Psalm 40:1-3 (NRSV)
You have hopes, dreams and new songs to sing, my friend. So, go ahead and sit with the conductor of your heart for a while. He knows you better than anyone, and start singing a better song.