IAM Destined for Greatness

JEREMIAH 29:11-13 NLT For I know the plans I have for you,” says the lord . “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.

Do you believe you have a destiny for greatness?

My definition for greatness:  Serving the needs of the many.

God created you for a specific purpose!  You have a unique personality and character that is necessary for God’s purposes

God has an amazing plan for my life and yours.
None of those plans involve disaster.  That’s good right?  That’s GREAT!

God knows the plans he has for us.  God’s wisdom and plans are too complex for me to understand.  He doesn’t do things the way the world expects.

God plans to give us a future and a hope.
To give us positive expectations for a better life.
To give us hope that life is going to be abundant.

I don’t see anything in here about life being a cruel joke.

I don’t see anything about life being 6 days of suffering for a couple moments of pleasure.
I don’t see anything in the bible about murphy’s law.
But somehow these attitudes and mindsets have invaded our society and thinking
Let’s remove these lies from our thinking and embrace the truth in our identity and our God.

As God’s people, we have an amazing future, hope and destiny for greatness.  We may not know how everything will play out, but God makes it very clear how we can stay on that path to greatness

I want to encourage you with an awesome promise from the 2nd part of today’s verses:

JEREMIAH 29-11-13 NLT For I know the (5)

Pray and look for God wholeheartedly.  Then we will find God.
Promise: you WILL FIND ME.
Promise: When you pray, I WILL LISTEN!
Promise:  If we look for God wholeheartedly,  WE WILL FIND HIM!

Wholeheartedly means searching for God like we are searching for a missing child!  A manhunt.

Did you ever turn over your whole house just to look for one missing thing? Let’s have that same posture and aggression when its comes to looking for God.

Let’s proclaim the truth!

IAM Destined for Greatness
IAM Hopeful for the Future
When I Pray, God will Listen
When I seek wholeheartedly, I Will Find Him

Some cool stuff from the worshipers at Truth Songs.


IAM a Reader of Instructions

PSALMS 19:7-10 NLT The instructions of the lord are perfect, reviving the soul.
The decrees of the lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
The commandments of the lord are right, bringing joy to the heart.
The commands of the lord are clear,giving insight for living.Reverence for the lord is pure, lasting forever.
The laws of the lord are true; each one is fair.
They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold.
They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the comb.

Read the instruction manual is a common reply in the tech support world.  Appropriate to solve 99% of the problems encountered.
Funny how it applies to our lives as well.

I am truly convinced that the answers to all of our problems are already written down in the Holy Bible.

The instructions are perfect, and they revive the soul.
Just the concept that reading a book can revive our souls can seem pretty abstract, until the scripture lights up with stories of miracles of healing.  When I read how the heroes of faith were filled with the spirit of God, and then went out and defeated thousands upon thousand.
Or when I read about the heroes of our faith spoke the good news about God with power and grace.  Then I am motivated and revived in my soul.

All the wisdom to handle people, situations, drama, business and family is already written in the bible.
But maybe we read it , and we don’t want to listen to what it says.

 Are you lacking true Joy in your heart? Maybe it’s time to ask God which commandments we aren’t paying close attention to.
 Pslams 19-8 (2)

Everyday as I read the word, something new and fresh clearly speaks to me.  I love how that word is perfect for my current situation in life.
The word gives insight for my life, how to handle all situations

Let’s proclaim the truth today!

IAM a Reader of Instructions
IAM Revived in my Soul
IAM Wise
IAM Joyful
IAM Living with Holy Insight

And the converse: Rebuke the lies of the enemy
You are not stranded alone with a roadmap
You are not empty
You are not dumb
You are not filled with anger and spite
You are not just stumbling around in the dark with no vision

I hope and pray that God will give you a desire to get back into His word!
I hope and pray that even today, the words will pop out from the page and give you the soul nourishment you need to live in the power that God has called us to.

May God bless your bible reading to be filled with passion and life.  I hope and pray that God would put a love for the scriptures inside your heart.

Thy Word by Amy Grant

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path

When I feel afraid
And think I’ve lost my way
Still, You’re there right beside me
Nothing will I fear
As long as You are near
Please be near me to the end

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path

I will not forget
Your love for me and yet
My heart forever is wandering
Jesus by my guide
And hold me to Your side
And I will love You to the end

Nothing will I fear
As long as You are near
Please be near me to the end

IAM Patient

ROM 15:4 NLT Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.

As much as I enjoy the modern conveniences of technology, I think it makes things difficult for us to have a proper kingdom mindset.
We have on demand, instant, same day delivery, drive thru service windows.  Don’t allow our first world conveniences to make us impatient for God’s ways.

Thank God, there are no drive-thru churches. (That I know of, i refuse to even google those keywords!)
We all have the same 24 hours in a day. It’s how we use those hours that sets us apart from others.
I wish all prayers were answered the first time we spoke them out. But, God’s wisdom and timing is perfect.
The roadmap for our lives and the promises of the future is our bible.  Those scriptures give us hope and encouragement.
God is teaching us in his wisdom about how he works.  He sees the master plan, that is way too complex to understand.  God is weaving a beautiful plan of redemption for our lives and world.
When his promises are fulfilled, it will be awesome.
I hope and believe for the answers to prayer.
I wait patiently to hear about the amazing miracles that God performs in our midst.
I let those answers to prayer encourage me to pray even more.  I ask God to take me deeper on my knees to seek out God’s promises in his word

endurance is patience concentrated1

Then our identity starts to shift to mature patient prayer warriors.  The endurance and patience that define our character give us strength to win any battle.   I encourage you to turn to the scriptures when your heart becomes anxious.  Let God teach you and give you peace to endure.

If you need prayer because you are too anxious, comment on this post.  I will pray for you
Before you enter into your busy day, take some time to proclaim the truth in your identity.
Let God’s holy word speak to you, about who you are!

IAM Patient
IAM Hopeful
IAM Encouraged
IAM Filled with Expectations of God’s Promises Fulfilled
IAM Motivated to Keep on Praying
IAM building character from the Scriptures Daily

Know Hope Collective: Attention
You call me here from all the things I’m chasing
You bring me to this place to lie down
You pull me from the wars I’ve been waging
And remind me there’s a table set for us

Exhale, shut my eyes and make me
Slow down and be still

Speak, you have my attention
You have my attention
You have my attention, Lord

You call us here so we could find our purpose
You bring us here, one body, to find rest
You pull us close to you, close together
So close we hear your whisper, feel your breath

Exhale, shut our eyes and make us
Slow down and be still

Speak, you have our attention
You have our attention
You have our attention, Lord

And more than I need
And more than enough
Are your words, oh God

And all that I am
All that I have are your words, oh God

IAM Inhabited by the Holy Spirit

Romans 8:11 The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you.  And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.

Spirit of God lives in you! The same power that raised Jesus from the Dead lives in You!

Today, in this moment, take a deep breath and ask God to fill you with the Holy Spirit.  As you exhale, rebuke the spirits of death and sin. The spirits of fear, anxiety, doubts, hatred, anger and negativity don’t come from God!

The Holy Spirit fills into the deepest parts of your soul.  The Holy Spirit wants to touch and heal the deepest wounds and roots of doubt.0

Holy Spirit comes to breathe new life into us.  Allow the breath of God to stay within you, and make a home inside of you.


Evict the unwelcome spirits, and let God inhabit you.
If it takes 10 to 20 deep breaths to bring your heart rate down and settle your soul, then invest the time this morning for yourself.

Let’s proclaim the truth in our identity today:
IAM Inhabited by the Holy Spirit
IAM Filled with Resurrection Power
IAM Alive in Christ
IAM Filled with New Life

This is an old school song from Keith Green:
Listen to the Passion, Let the words and minister to you

Rushing Wind , by Keith Green
Rushing wind blow through this temple
Blowing out the dust within
Come and breathe Your breath upon me
I’ve been born again

Holy spirit, I surrender
Take me where You want to go
Plant me by Your living water
Plant me deep so I can grow

Jesus, You’re the one
Who sets my spirit free
Use me Lord, glorify
Your holy name through me

Separate me from this world, Lord
Sanctify my life for You
Daily change me to Your image
Help me bear good fruit

Every day You’re drawing closer
Trials come to test my faith
But when all is said and done, Lord
You know, it was worth the wait

Jesus, You’re the one
Who set my spirit free
Use me Lord, glorify
Your holy name through me

Rushing wind blow through this temple
Blowing out the dust within
Come and breathe Your breath upon me
For I’ve been born again

IAM Pleasing to the Lord

Psalms 19:14 NLT May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O  lord , my rock and my redeemer.

When I close my eyes sometimes just to stop and think, many things go through my mind.
And it takes time to slow down everything, and let all the noise of the world fade away.
Sometimes it takes more than 20+ minutes or more to let all the volume die down.
Put the cell phone away, social media way.

And if the moment you close your eyes, all you think about is bills, problems, drama, anger, stress, your to-do list.
Then write them down. And put them aside for later.

Spending time with the Lord is essential to our souls.
Private time with the Lord, is essential to our life.
It could be a prayer walk, it could be a prayer jog, it could be time on public transportation.
One practical tip is to use instrumental music with no words or lyrics to drown out the world.

Here is a link to one of my favorite quiet time mixes:  https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=christian+meditation+mix

It takes time to meditate on the greatness of God, but it’s worth it. Just like the psalmist encourages us, it reinforces the truth to us.
God our Lord is our rock and our redeemer

Rock:  He is our the foundation for our legs to stand on.   Stable and secure.

Redeemer: He is the one who saves us.  The one who has redeemed us from the prison of sin and death.

There’s no one else on this earth that deserves all of our confidence and trust.

I encourage you to take the time to go back and slowly read the whole chapter of Psalms 19.  It’s deep with truth and wonder.
That kind of depth and power didn’t come from jotting some notes down on a napkin in a rush between running errands
It was inspired by the spirit of God.

And in that depth, we find the peace for situations that try to steal our joy.
We find the love we need for people in our lives
We find the soul nourishing embrace of God.
We find the power to go out into the world and be his agents of change and life.

Proclaim these truths today
IAM Deep in thought
IAM Inspired
IAM Empowered
IAM Recharged
IAM Grounded on the Rock
IAM Pleasing to our Lord
IAM Redeemed by our Lord

Psalm 19 Lyrics
May the words of my mouth
And the meditations of my heart
Be pleasing to you, pleasing to You
May the words of my mouth
And the meditations of my heart
Be pleasing to You my GodYou’re my Rock and my Redeemer
You’re the reason that I sing
I desire to be a blessing
In Your eyes
Every hour, every moment
Lord I want to be Your servant
I desire to be a blessing
In Your eyes, in Your eyes

IAM 100% Convinced

ROM 8:38-39 NLT And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Are you 100% convinced?

What’s it going to take to hold onto the truth we read today. The Truth that we live out every day?

Nothing is a very absolute word, it leaves no doubt for even a .0001% chance.
Death: Are you afraid of death, or afraid of losing someone?
Life: a new baby or relationship could derail our focus on God’s love?
Angels nor Demons:  Let’s be sure to worship the Holy Spirit, but not the spirit realm
Fears for today: when you woke up this morning, were you thinking about something heavy?
Worries for tomorrow:  Do you have a big due date or deadline coming up?
Powers of hell: No bondage to sin and the actions that come from it are greater than the Love of God!
Nothing in all creation!
I think it’s pretty darn clear, there is nothing, you can do, or someone else can do to separate us from the love of God.

death cannot separate

And that Love of God is revealed to us through a relationship with Jesus our Lord.

There is nothing that can be done to us, that can tear away our relationship with the Savior.

But are you convinced?

Some days, I am
And honestly, some moments of some days, fears creep in.
And I can spend more mental energy than it’s worth to worry about things.

That’s when I must come back to the truth and hold onto it like a life preserver in the open sea.

Today:  I want to encourage you and me to commit the truth to memory.
To let the words of truth be burned into our minds and spirit forever.
And when the drama of life pops up again. We can whip out the truth from our memory and get back into the safe embrace of God’s Love

God’s love is relentless, will you be also?  Let’s go there together

IAM 100% Convinced of the Truth
IAM loved by God
IAM inseparable from the Love of God

“Unstoppable Love”
(feat. Kim Walker-Smith)

Try to stop Your love, and You would wage a war
Try to take the very thing, You gave Your life for
And You would come running, tear down every wall
All the while shouting, “My love you’re worth it all!”

God, You pursue me, with power and glory
Unstoppable love that never ends
You’re unrelenting, with passion and mercy
Unstoppable love that never ends

You broke into the silence, and sang a song of hope
A melody resounding, in the deep of my soul
You have come running, You tore down every wall
All the while shouting, “My love you’re worth it all!”

God, You pursue me, with power and glory
Unstoppable love that never ends
You’re unrelenting, with passion and mercy
Unstoppable love that never ends

No sin, no shame, no past, no pain
Can separate me from Your love
No height, no depth, no fear, no death
Can separate me from Your love

God, You pursue me, with power and glory
Unstoppable love that never ends
You’re unrelenting, with passion and mercy
Unstoppable love that never ends

IAM Loved by God

ISAIAH 43:4 NLT Others were given in exchange for you. I traded their lives for yours because you are precious to me. You are honored, and I love you.

You are precious to God.
God gave his Son for us!  Others were give in exchange for you!  Lived were traded for you life!
Read those words today: “I LOVE YOU”
Can you hear it?  God saying to YOU!  “I Love you!”
And if you think there isn’t anyone else in this world that loves you…I love you.
You are special! You are worthy!
And I could hug you through the screen , I would.

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I know its nice to hear those words from other humans in our lives.
But out of all the people I could hear it from, I would prefer to hear it from God the Father the most.

IAM Precious to God
IAM Honored by God
Say it out loud! Look in the mirror, smile at the beautiful person looking back at you and say it!
YOU HAVE TO SMILE When you say it!  Say it 100 times if you need to!  Just make sure you believe it.

Sing out! Shout it!
Say it while jumping on one foot and tapping your bellly!
Say it until you wash out all the lies of the enemy that try and chip away at this one amazing truth.
My understanding of my worth and feeling loved is probably my greatest struggle in life.
When I fall short in any way, I want to do better.
My usual thing to do is to beat myself up, go into a downward spiral of me me me, why why why, and wah wah wah.
Not anymore!  Not for me!  Not for you!  That’s my past, not my present. And most definitely, not my future!

I am learning more and more, its not about how I feel about the truth. The only thing that matters is if I KNOW the truth

I let that knowledge control my soul and being.
God gave us feelings, and we are emotional beings.

But God gave us truth. He gave us his Holy Bible. God’s love letters are written for us to read everyday!
That where we gotta live.  Knowing the TRUTH of God’s Love!

Because He loved me, he sent his son as Ransom for me.
To give me eternal life.

Ok, so I AM living in this truth great. Now what?
The amazing truth and power comes from understanding the wonderful gospel.

We must share this same message because the person in the cubicle next to you.

That jerk at the coffee shop that seems to always be in a rush and belittle all the baristas.

Your children and extended family need to know this one truth and be so secure in it, and live in it.
Pretty much there isn’t a person living on this planet that can live without the truth of the Gospel

And God wants us to flourish and swim in God’s love first, Then bring others into a crazy mad passionate love with the creator as well.

Do you feel unlovable?

Do you believe that your past actions and sins make you unlovable to God?

Please use the comments below to ask for prayer and support.  You are not alone!

It’s my prayer for you to flourish and experience the healing Love of God.

Take a journey to rebuilding your identity.  Let’s get there together!

Subscribe to the daily emails.  Start your day off with encouragement everyday!

Then to stand side by side with you bringing God’s love to the rest of the world!

I Love Your Love: by Paul Oakley

Sometimes when I feel Your love
as I walk along the busy streets
I’ll whisper Your name under my breath
And sometimes I feel Your touch
in the quiet place of my room
I sing Your name in adoration

There are times when I feel like I’m bursting
with your love so strong and so true
and in my heart I feel such a yearning
I want all the world to know to know You love them too

I love Your love gonna shout it out aloud
I love Your love wanna tell the world about it
I love Your love ’cause I found it to be true
and I live to love You too

�1995 Kingsway’s Thankyou Music (ASCAP) (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing)
All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.

IAM a Servant With a Purpose

Matthew 20:26-28 NLT But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant,  and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave.  For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Jesus tells us that if we want to be a leader, we must become the servant.  If we want to be first, we must become the slave.

Jesus was a son of the line of David.  He had royal lineage.
He performed enough miracles that he could have big-timed it wherever he went.
Out of all the people in the history of the world he would have been justified to say “Don’t you know who I am?”But he didn’t.  He gave his life has a ransom for the world.The greatest person that ever lived, the one true Son of God, was beaten, and punished and crucified , to serve the world.


It’s funny because , many prominent business and training books for professionals say the same thing.  If you want to be great, serve the many. And when you continue to read more books, it seems as if they should just say,
If you want to be a great leader, just be like Jesus.   Because that’s what they all say.

Jesus was sent by God the father for one mission.
And we are sent by God for that same mission.
We are called for one purpose.

And the easiest and most powerful way to win over this world is to serve unselfishly out of Love.

Because it’s totally opposite of what the inner person is screaming for.  And when we serve, with the heart and compassion of Jesus.  That breaks something inside of those we serve. That models the Love of God. It makes others scratch their head… “What is up with those Jesus people?”
What do they have inside of them, that allows them to serve with Joy and passion like that?
Why would this stranger decide to love me by serving me?

Then we can be ready to share God’s truth.


ACTS 20:24 NLT But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.

In my 39 years of life, this is the first time that this verse popped out of the page to me, and it’s timely.

My life is worth nothing unless I am doing what my life calling is.
Telling others about the Good news! And the wonderful Grace of God.

That’s a mission statement!

Today: look in the mirror and declare this truth
IAM a Servant of God’s Kingdom
IAM a Slave to God’s Love
IAM a Messenger of the Gospel
IAM a Storyteller of God’s Grace

You have a purpose!
You have a special skill or talent that you have been gifted with to uniquely serve this world.
You would be wasting that talent unless you use it for advancing of God’s message.
It’s never too late to get started on that calling and mission!

Open your eyes to the opportunities that God is presenting to you
How can I serve? Let the counter cultural power of God’s love through your service break down the hardest of hearts.

 Go To Hungry Ones By Keith Green

Go to the hungry ones and fill them with His bread,
They’ll leave their darkness as you shine the light He shed,
Point to His promises, believe in what He said,
And His joy will be manifest in you,
And the lost will be found as He works through you.

Out on the highways, there’s so many passing by,
Step out in boldness and watch the family multiply,
Pray up some miracles, lets open up the sky,
And His joy will be manifest to you,
And the lost will be found by the things you do.

Oh don’t you know that Jesus loves you,
So let’s go and spread His word,
Redeem the time while there’s still time,
Let’s share the call we heard, lets share the call we heard.

Is your house open to let strangers enter there,
Give to the least of them, show them someone cares,
And you may be entertaining Angels unaware,
And His joy may be manifest to you,
And the lost may be found as He works through you,
And His joy will be manifest in you,
And the lost, they’ll be found by the things you do.

IAM Only Looking Ahead

Philippians 3:12-14 NLT I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.

Here is one of the few times, I will use the word NOT after IAM

I am not perfect! Shocker!
That doesn’t give us an excuse to willfully fall short in many areas of our life.
But also, don’t beat yourself up, if things didn’t exactly work out the way you had planned it.
Jesus was the only perfect human on this earth, and I am pretty sure he will be the only one ever.

When we are finally with Jesus at the end of our life, then we will truly achieve perfection.

But until then, we are to press on to be more like Him.

Focus on one thing!

Forget the past and look forward to what lies ahead.


If you want to be sure that the bad things from our history repeat themselves?

Keep on dwelling on them, whine about it, and talk about them every chance you have a willing ear.
Once God has redeemed you, and forgiven you, the past is forgotten.
If you have deep wounds that are still stinging you and making it tough for you to love or trust again
Dwelling on those wounds aren’t going to bring about healing.

Do you know why there are 12 step programs?

Because step 13 is walk away from the past, and live in the hope of the future!

That’s the gracious new testament encouragement of the concept of not looking back

If you prefer some old testament tough love… here you go

GEN 19:26 NLT But Lot’s wife looked back as she was following behind him, and she turned into a pillar of salt.

Yeah friends.. lets look forward.

Press on to reach the end of the race where there is a heavenly prize!
God has called you to be a finisher!
That is your calling , to finish the race!

It’s my prayer for you and me.

Let’s forget the past.
Let’s forgive ourselves for our participation in the falling short of the past
Let’s see that it’s our calling to be finishers
Let’s ask God to strengthen us to finish well, not gasp across the line!

If you need help getting beyond the hurts and disappointments of the past, please comment, or fill out the contact form below!

I will pray for you!


IAM pressing on!
IAM constantly perfecting myself
IAM only looking towards the future
IAM a finisher
Here’s some old school Marty Nystrom , Hosanna praise and worship
Try not to envision the people in church worshiping with the flare jeans, and aqua net feathered hair do’s and boat shoes.   The words are deep!
We’ll be faithful song lyrics by Hosanna Music:Forgetting what lies behind
Setting our hearts on the prize
Always keeping our eyes on our Lord JesusWe’re running the race to win
All the way to the end
Laying down every sin that would seek to hinder usRefrain/chorus:
And we’ll be faithful to our calling
For you are able to keep us from falling
For in your promise, we will trust
We’ll be faithful to finish
The work You began in us.

Written by Don Harris and Martin J. Nystrom
Integrity Music Inc. © 1993

IAM a Rescuer

LUKE 19:10 NLT For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.”

Jesus made it very clear what his purpose was during his time on earth.  He had one purpose: Seek and Save those who are lost.
That is oneness of purpose. Singularity of vision.

Bring dead people to life through Jesus.
I know people love to ask “What is my true calling in life?”

The answer is right there in the bible!
Jesus commanded us already!
To seek and save those who are lost.

Now that seems to simple, but the only thing that varies for any of us: Who, What, When, Where

Who will you minister to?
What will you do to minister to people? What way will you be the hand of God’s mercy to show people the Love of God?
When?  RIGHT NOW, no time to delay

Where? What city? What country? What people group?

That last part: of the who, what, when, where and how… thats the 5% specifics.
The Great Rescue - Landscape

But 95% of the will of God has already been written for you life.

And as I am 39 going into the 2nd half of my life, I know clearly what my purpose is.
To get people into heaven, with whatever skills I have within me.

The last 5% is working itself out.
BUT! That doesn’t mean do absolutely nothing and sit around and wait. That 5% changes for everyone, and it’s so important to be in communication with God.
Asking him to give us his heart.

IAM Called by God for one singular purpose, just like Jesus was
IAM a Rescuer
IAM a light to this world
IAM the salt of the earth
IAM looking for the lost.
IAM so thankful to be a part of a church that is singularly moving in that one purpose as well.

You have one purpose in this world.  It’s not just surviving, or hanging in there.  Seek and Save and find your own salvation and purpose along the way

If not us, then who?

“Do Something”

I woke up this morning
Saw a world full of trouble now
Thought, how’d we ever get so far down
How’s it ever gonna turn around
So I turned my eyes to Heaven
I thought, “God, why don’t You do something?”
Well, I just couldn’t bear the thought of
People living in poverty
Children sold into slavery
The thought disgusted me
So, I shook my fist at Heaven
Said, “God, why don’t You do something?”
He said, “I did, I created you”

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
Will we see an end
To all this pain
It’s not enough to do nothing
It’s time for us to do something

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 not us, then who
If not me and you
Right now, it’s time for us to do something
If not now, then when
Will we see an end
To all this pain
It’s not enough to do nothing
It’s time for us to do something

We are the salt of the earth
We are a city on a hill (shine shine, shine shine)
But we’re never gonna change the world
By standing still
No we won’t stand still
No we won’t stand still
No we won’t stand still

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
Will we see an end
To all this pain
It’s not enough to do nothing
It’s time for us to do something [x3]