By Michele Laccabue
Recently, God gave me a word that would soon settle in my soul and become the anthem of my year 2017. Surprisingly, it was presented to me through a song recently performed on a television show, The Voice. Billy Gilman sang a rendition of Martina McBride’s “Anyway” (2007). Since I am not a country music fan, I had never heard the song before, but, WOW, this one stopped me in my tracks. Here are the first few lines:
“You can spend your whole life buildin’
Somethin’ from nothin’
One storm can come and blow it all away
BUILD it ANYWAY
You can chase a dream
That seems so out of reach
And you know it might not ever come your way
DREAM it ANYWAY
God is great, but sometimes life ain’t good
When I pray, it doesn’t always turn out like I think it should
BUT, I DO IT ANYWAY
The song goes on to say:
LOVE them anyway
SING it anyway
Only in the power of Jesus can we rise to a new energized level to do something ANYWAY. Even when we are weary, dejected, or on the verge of hopelessness, His strength will power us through. Only in the power of Jesus can we continue building on the purposes He created for us. Only in the power of Jesus can we love the unlovable and love the ones that have walked away. Only in the power of Jesus can we continue to dream the desires He places in our hearts. And, then it is time to sing! Yes, sing out loud! Praise God for all He has done!
We all know that life has its peaks and valleys. Sometimes life hands out some not-so-good circumstances. There are times we feel our prayers aren’t being answered or even heard. But, if we choose to turn our focus on the goodness of God, remember what He has done, be obedient to His Word, and trust His plan, we will be renewed and refreshed; ready to do, whatever He has for us next, anyway.
Is there an area in your life where you need to do something anyway? Is it time to build, dream, love, and sing again? Don’t do it alone. Join me at the Fearless Conference on January 26th and 27th. You can register at gfcbeautiful.com. Never been to a women’s conference? Think it isn’t for you? Do it ANYWAY. I promise you won’t regret it!
“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it ALL in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17