I’ve been writing songs since I was eight years old. Some of them make my heart beat fast and others fall into the “what was I thinking” category. I enjoy writing different styles, as the mood hits me, and mostly from my experiences or outlook on life.
One song, however, stands alone for me. I wrote it with a young man from my youth ministry in mind. He was running hard from God and hanging with a bad crowd. After a friend of mine told me there was a difference between “lost sheep” and “hiding sheep”, I told this young man I was done chasing him when he knew where the “fold” was, that I was here where I always am, praying for him, when he was done running. That very week I got a call from Galveston County Jail. I went to see him and, talking to him through the thick glass, I saw a tear run down his cheek. He said, “Thanks for putting me here.” I said, “I didn’t put you here.” He responded, “Yeah, but you prayed me here. I guess it took this for me to stop and talk to God.”
I left that jail and wrote this song with him in mind. I’ve made a lot of mistakes in life, but one thing I’ve determined not to do is run from God. I’m dead without Him.
If you know someone who might need this one, take the time to forward this song to them. My prayer is that it will make the difference and give them the strength to decide, “I’m tired of fighting prophecies You’ve spoken over me. I’m ready now to give up and accept my destiny.”