Certain songs really impact me. One of these lately have been ‘Welcome to the black parade’ by my chemical romance. There is a cover of this song on Spotify and it honestly changed my life.
I bet I can guess two questions you may have right now; the first one being, how can a song change your life and secondly what exact line was it?
Well I think I will answer the first question first (because I clearly am wild). Songs make me think about things I never would have, if I had never listened to the song. They impact me more than any other form of art (such as painting or writing even).
Simple words with a melody and beat have the opportunity to change the world. A lot of people speak much more clearly through song rather than speaking.
And that brings me on to my second point, the line that hit me so hard was, ‘we’ll carry on, we’ll carry on and though your dead and gone believe me, your memory will carry on.’
I often believe that if anything were to happen to me, no one would care. That I would just become a phantom of my friends and families imagination. That slowly over time they would forget me. Every time my friends and family combat these lies with truth my mind is slowly starting to believe them, to trust them.
Obviously this song was never written specifically for me, however it made me think, if I were to go now, and if the song is right and my memory would carry on, what would I be remembered for?
Would I be remembered for my struggles, for my anxiety and depression? Would I be remembered for my relationships with others? Or my selfishness? That I put my own comforts above other peoples (which is another blog post), or would I be remembered for my devotion to live for God’s glory?
If something happened to you to tomorrow, what would you want your legacy to be? What do you want everyone to remember you for?
We have the chance to be consistently changing as we are made more in God’s image. We have the chance to become the person God wants us to be, the full potential of who we are. But in order for that to happen we need to wait, endure and we need to continue to run the race (not a literal one, although you could if you wanted to, I don’t want to). We need to be patient, as painful and as challenging this world is, it is necessary to get us to be where we need to be, to get us where God wants us to be.