Thursday, May 8, 2014

"If not us, then who?"

I was having a conversation the other day with someone and they were asking me about my life and my college decision and I was just very eager talking about all of it, like how can you not just go on for days about everything that's going on at this point of senior year? He was asking about my friends and my family and school, and then he asked me about how my relationship with Christ was.

It was one of those things where I was kind of taken back; I could talk for forever about all the other aspects of my life, but how could I forget to check up on the biggest thing of my life? Is my relationship with Christ something that's just kind of there and I forget to maintain? Is it something I'm supposed to maintain, or just live my life through? These sorts of questions get me to my core when I think I'm too busy for God, though I go to church regularly and felt like I was doing. It was something I was putting off because it felt like a note on a to-do list that I just hadn't checked off yet. 

And just like God works His way into everyone's lives at different points, I heard a Matthew West song on the radio. I don't normally listen to the radio and not really Christian radio, but when this started playing, I couldn't help but get hyped about life and God and all the potential in my life that would be working to serve Christ and not myself. 

Because, really, the whole past two months have been solely devoted to myself and how I'm going to be spending my life to serve me as a career tool. But like he says in the song, 

I’m so tired of talking
About how we are God’s hands and feet
But it’s easier to say than to be
Live like angels of apathy who tell ourselves
It’s alright, “somebody else will do something”
Well, I don’t know about you
But I’m sick and tired of life with no desire
I don’t want a flame, I want a fire
I wanna be the one who stands up and says,
“I’m gonna do something”

If that doesn't get to you, what does?! The lyrics in this song are incredible and just get me so excited to figure out the ways God is working in my life, but most importantly, how I can serve in His kingdom to spread His incredible love. By the way, the song mentions the salt passage from Matthew, probably one of my favorite Bible passages ever. 

And I really do love a lot of other Matthew West songs if you want that same sort of feel that you get from this one!

"If not us, then who?
If not me and you
Right now, it’s time for us to do something
If not now, then when?"

Have you heard this before? What do you think?



  1. This comes at a really interesting time for me. I've recently been sort of "rediscovering" Christ after playing the "maybe later" game for a long time. It's funny how it can be such a big part of our lives (He's the reason why we're here!) and yet we are so quick to reprioritize. Thank you for the reminder, Meredith - well said!


    1. Aw, Taylor, I'm so happy my post could mean something to you!! Hope you're doing well, I'm thinking of you! :)

      xoxo, Meredith


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