Don't Forget to Remember

chain.jpg“When you see where you are now, remember your chains. Remember your chains are gone” –Steven Curtis Chapman

As a blogger, I love this time of year. I generally get “inspired” in the most unlikely of places…cutting the grass. I think it’s because it is a time when my thoughts all run together and combine with the music running through my iPod. Yesterday was no different.

I need to confess that I wasn’t in a very good place yesterday (mentally) while working on the lawn. To be completely honest, I was feeling sorry for myself. Thoughts of fear, doubt and being a “worst case scenario” person combined to make my thoughts pretty much torture. It reached it’s peak right about the same time the trimmer ran out of string. As I sat down to re-string the trimmer, the song below came on. It couldn’t have been any more appropriate if God himself had been sitting right beside me. “Aaron….have you forgotten?”

I literally had to stop what I was doing and just listen to the wisdom of the song. I was being reminded that God has brought me through so much in this life. He has blessed me more then I can ever imagine or explain. Yet here I am doubting his plan for my future. I’m not even giving him a chance to do it again. I was forgetting to remember where I am and that my chains are gone. I’m the one that keeps picking them back up. I was mentally writing the future without the author of the past.

Lord forgive me for my doubt. Release me from my fear and thank you for breaking my chains.

“Remember Your Chains” – Steven Curtis Chapman

4 thoughts on “Don't Forget to Remember

  1. How I can relate on several levels. Whenever I work in the yard I often feel the Holy Spirit speaking to me and get inspired. I love it!
    How often I have wrestled with doubt and fear only to come to the same place as you, we are so blessed.
    We have so much to be thankful for.
    Why would God stop being faithful? He can’t be anything else, so why do I doubt sometimes?

    It’s these earthen vessels we live in Aaron. Some days we have moments forget who we really are; our Fathers children; joint heirs with Christ, our precious Lord and Savior!

    Great song too; Steven Curtis Chapman has some of the best lyrics and music; he’s one gifted brother!

    Blessings to you always,


  2. I had the exact same thoughts while mowing the lawn this weekend. I’ve got some things coming down the shute that are really big. God got me through very similar circumstances not too long ago, yet I keep worrying about how I’m going to get through it.

    Shame on me.

  3. Susan – You’re so right. God never stops being faithful. I think I quit seeing it. SCC is one of the greatest of our generation. That is for sure.

    Mudpuppy – I’m praying for you guys.

    Clay – My iPod has been a blessing. No doubt about it.

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