Since I am in to changing my perspective on life I keep having this little phrase pop up at random times. “LOVE THEM ANYWAY”.
I’ve seen it in books, heard it in sermons and comedic messages. I even hear God whispering it in my ear throughout the day. You see I spent a good 20 years of my life being a big fat hypocrite. I have accused, judged, argued, defended, blamed, gossiped, lied, you name it, all while putting myself and my little life on a nice comfy throne. Until these last few years when the legs of my throne started to break one, by one, until my life hit the ground HARD! It was while I was on the ground that I looked around and what I saw who I really was and who I no longer wanted to be. It was also where I felt that I had been loved anyway. Not because I deserved it, because I certainly did not, but because many of these people that I treated poorly over the years, have hearts, real hearts and they are using them to love anyway.
So I will change the way I love others. I now know that pretty much everyone in this world is messed up. They may think they aren’t or may act like they aren’t, but if we are being honest, we all have things that chain us down or blemish us. So instead of treating them like I would have if I were the “old me”, I am going to “LOVE THEM ANYWAY”. Because I want to give what I’ve been given.
So on this note I was reminded of a song by Martina McBride called “Do it anyway”. Great song, here are the lyrics….
You can spend your whole life building something from nothing
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
And when I pray it doesn’t always turn out like I think it should
But I do it anyway … I do it anyway
This worlds gone crazy and it’s hard to believe,
That tomorrow will be better than today … believe it anyway
You can love someone with all your heart, for all the right reasons
And in a moment they can choose to walk away … love em anyway
You can pour your soul out singing a song you believe in
That tomorrow they’ll forget you ever sang
Sing it anyway …
I sing … I dream … I love … Anyway