The Drive to “Drive”
Drive is a song I co-wrote with my friend, Jeff Lowery, awhile ago. We met through a youth ministers’ local support group in Yakima, Washington. When Jeff told me he had written songs before and was open to trying out writing together, I just about jumped out of my skin! The week after I “retired” from youth ministry we started writing together.
Working with Jeff helped me find the confidence I needed to trust my own songwriting abilities. He would play the guitar and we would write together. After awhile we would take turns presenting an idea of a potential song and then together we would finish it.
Our time writing and singing together was truly a great gift to me. If you are out there in Facebook-land, thanks, Jeff!
The song “Drive” was our first song. The first verse starts off with,
Drivin’ down the road is an easy thing to do,
just jump in, turn it on and let it go.
It gets a little harder when a fork comes in the road,
to the left or to the right, how do I know?
Life As A Journey
We often don’t know what is around the bend as we journey through life. All we can do is pray and try to make good choices. Sometimes our decisions take us further down the road we were on but other times the fork takes us on a wild goose chase.
The words to the chorus, “God is always with you, no matter where you go” I find very comforting. Knowing that no matter who I am, what I believe or what I do, doesn’t change the fact that God is always with me! That’s pretty cool!
You can know that throughout your journey here on earth, God is right there with you.
There is an excellent dialogue in the movie, The Stand written by Steven King that takes place between Mother Abigail and Nick, that goes like this. “What if I don’t believe in God?” In response to Nick’s question Mother Abigail gives out a hearty laugh and says, “It don’t matter whether you believe in God. God believes in you!”
If it doesn’t feel like God is with you, maybe there is a reason for that. Have you given God a chance to be in on your life or have you kept Him at a distance? Have you stopped your busyness for a moment and tried listening? Could you possibly not have received the answer you wanted, so subconsciously you are angry at God? Perhaps you have withdrawn?
No matter how we feel about God it makes no impact on the reality that He is right there with you.
Spin on these ideas and see what you come up with. It’s worth it. Laughter returns. Joy bubbles. And you’ll find yourself able to “drive” again.
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