Thursday, August 7, 2008

It's Not All About Me

My dad used to tell me that when I got down or had a pity party that the only way to recover was to focus on others and get the focus off of ME. Sometimes, honestly, that's very very difficult to do. My problems or my woes seem to blind me and cause me to forget that there are those who have it much worse than I.

I was reminded of this as I caught up with an online list of fellow longarm of our number has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer while another member just recently had to place her husband of 50+ years into a nursing home due to the crippling disease of Alzheimer's ....the world is full of hurting people and I tend to just think about me...shame on me.

As I was being convicted of my selfishness a song came on the radio -- it's called "Give Me Your Eyes" by Houstonian Brandon Heath. It's such a new song that I couldn't get the lyrics off of Christian Music Lyrics

Instead I had to try to take dictation to be able to share the words from this song....forgive me where I get the quotation can purchase the single song for only a dollar from iTunes and listen to it on your computer....

"give me Your eyes for just one minute, give me Your eyes so I can see everything that I've keep missing, give me Your love for humanity, give me Your heart for the broken hearted, give me Your heart for the forgotten, give me Your eyes so I can see..."

Oh that I would realize that it's not all about me. That it's about loving others and walking with them through their woes, all the while, hopefully, pointing them to the One who can heal the broken hearted, the One who can heal the pain, the One who loves us more than we can ever imagine - the Creator and Sustainer of life - the Savior, Jesus Christ.

If you don't know Him, or have questions about His me I'd love to introduce you to my best friend.


Anonymous said...

I love this song! The chorus always makes me a bit misty-eyed...

Looked down from a broken sky.
Traced out by the city of lights.
My world from a mile high.
Best seat in the house tonight.
Touch down on the cold black-top.
Hold on for the sudden stop.
Breathe in the familiar shock of confusion and chaos.
All those people goin somewhere, why have I never cared.

Give me your eyes for just one second,
Give me your eyes so I can see,
Everything that I keep missing,
Give me your love for humanity.
Give me your arms for the broken-hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach.
Give me Your heart for the ones forgotten.
Give me Your eyes so I can see.

Step out on the busy street.
See a girl and our eyes meet.
Does her best to smile at me.
To hide what's underneath.
There's a man just to her right
Black suit and a bright red tie.
Too ashamed to tell his wife he's out of work, he's buyin time.
All those people goin somewhere, why have I never cared.

I've been there a million times.
A couple million lives.
Just movin past me by, I swear I never thought that I was wrong.
But I wanna second glance so give me a second chance to see the way you've seen the people all along.

Karen E. Overton said...

Thank you for the words, I have downloaded the song to my iPod but couldn't find the words. I used to have a friend that helped me find words to my favorite Christan songs - so again, thank you. ko