Its almost the end of January already. Wow. 2007 is off to a roaring start so i think its only fit that today's song be a praise/worship song:
David Mell - More than what people say
David is a Nigerian artist and this song just speaks to me. The first time i heard, i fell in love with it. The bridge of this song is in Igbo and its just so awesome.
I thank God everyday of course but this year - only 30 days in, has been amazing so far. When i look at myself - this ordinary woman, i wonder what it is about me that entitles me to all the grace and favour that come to me. It seems as if i dont make any extra efforts. I am just myself, but people around me marvel and God rewards me. Amazing isnt it.
My parents will say that when i was about 10 or so and in secondary school, i said to them "I am going to be great". I still say it to myself but my definition of greatness has changed. It used to be all about having and achieving but now, i say "i am going to have a great life". I will excel in whatever work i do, i will give my best to be the solid example for my siblings since i am the first. It makes me so proud to hear my baby sister tell me she is up studying at 2am so she can be like me. I am sure as she gets older, she will find her sense of self but for now, i am the one she defines her life by. Not my parents but me. I will dream massive, gigantic dreams. One of the dreams i have is to buy the National Theatre. The first time i said this to someone, he laughed and frankly that put me off him. I want to be with someone who will say "hmm. interesting. why? what are your plans for it? " Not laughter.
The point to all this rambling is that as long as i know that God has my back, i am not afraid to live and dream and be. If the greatness that has been destined for me will have me on the cover of every magazine around the world, so be it. If my greatness means i will be a fat, happy grandma like Big Mama in Soul Food, holding her family together by any means necessary, so be it.
Enjoy the song and listen to the words. God is more than what people say so as you commune with God and develop your personal relationship with your maker, realise that you can be more that what people say as long as you have God.
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