Musical Good News – Reawakened

Awake_Title Musical Good News - ReawakenedI got tired.

Tired of making the same mistakes. Tired of repeating the same patterns. Tired of finding myself in the same spot at the end of each week, no closer to my goals than I was at the beginning of the week. Tired of old, bad habits and their all too predictable results.

I decided to search my past for things that worked but eventually fell by the wayside. I found several. First, I checked in with an old friend, Seth Czerepak. He’s doing well and is in the midst of writing a book about Value Driven Transcendence, which helped me discover my calling in life. I searched the past for eating habits and exercise habits that were successful when I lost 50 pounds in 2010.

One is Pilates, I’m alternating it with my current morning workout and realizing how out of shape my core had become. The other is focusing on 5 small meals a day in order to help boost my metabolism. I abandoned it when work got busy and it didn’t seem like I had time to eat these important snacks. Did work get less busy all of a sudden? Not exactly.

I brought back something I’d tried in the past, with limited success. It’s called Getting Things Done, or GTD. I’ve been organizing Microsoft Outlook at work and Evernote at home so I don’t lose good ideas or forget about things that need to be done around the house. It’s working so far. I’m getting on top of all my inboxes and feeling more in control already.

Yes, I’ve been reawakened. Maybe that’s why this song I’ve been listening to on Air 1 is speaking to me so clearly right now. Check out these lyrics…

I’m at war with the world and they
Try to pull me into the dark
I struggle to find my faith
As I’m slippin’ from Your arms
It’s getting harder to stay awake
And my strength is fading fast
You breathe into me at last!

I’m awake! I’m alive!
Now I know what I believe inside!
Now! It’s my time!
I’ll do what I want, ’cause this is my life!
Here! (Right here!)
Right now! (Right now!)
I’ll stand my ground, and never back down;
I know what I believe inside,
I’m awake and I’m alive!

I’m at war with the world cause I
Ain’t never gonna sell my soul
I’ve already made up my mind
No matter what, I can’t be bought or sold
When my faith is getting weak
And I feel like giving in
You breathe into me again!

I’m awake! I’m alive!
Now I know what I believe inside!
Now! It’s my time!
I’ll do what I want, ’cause this is my life!
Here! (Right here!)
Right now! (Right now!)
I’ll stand my ground, and never back down;
I know what I believe inside,
I’m awake and I’m alive!

Waking up! Waking up!
Waking up! Waking up!
Waking up! Waking up!
Waking up! Waking up!

In the dark,
I can feel you in my sleep,
In your arms I feel you breathe into me;
Forever hold this heart that I will give to You,
Forever I will live for You!

I’m awake! I’m alive!
Now I know what I believe inside!
Now! It’s my time!
I’ll do what I want, ’cause this is my life!
Here! (Right here!)
Right now! (Right now!)
I’ll stand my ground, and never back down;
I know what I believe inside,
I’m awake and I’m alive!

Waking up! Waking up!
Waking up! Waking up!
Waking up! Waking up!
Waking up! Waking up!

Lyrics from eLyrics.net

Wow! That’s right on the money. Pray for me as I continue to look to the past for things that have worked well but faded away. I’ve also found something new to implement and I’ll tell you about it in a future post. I leave you today with Skillet performing “Awake and Alive”. Enjoy!

God bless!

Todd K Marsha is a Catholic husband and father living in suburban Kansas City. Through his writing charism he tells the powerful story of his conversion to the faith, his triumphs through God's grace, and his continuing struggle to live a more Christ-like life.

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