I Was Going To Change The World

 

I always thought I would change the world. Then I looked at the world and said good luck Rob.

When I look back on who I was and who I am I can honestly say I don’t think the world has changed me. At times it did. At times I was completely different than the person I knew was. I let external circumstances affect the internal me. If I were to count I would have to say those times I could count on one hand. God has changed me a lot more than this world ever could.

If you knew me when I was fifteen or now, at the ripe old age of forty five, I think you would say I am the same. Not all of that is good.  I don’t talk much. I keep my thoughts to myself. Not much bothers me. Some would call it emotionally detached but I call it life goes on. Does that make me a bad person ? I don’t think so.  Do people often think I don’t care or I am self centered ? I bet they do, but that’s not the case.

I don’t have a “Facebook ” life or a perfect marriage. It’s not all sunshine and roses. Sometimes it’s thunderstorms and thorns. I am being more vulnerable that I ever have and it’s scary. I know God is with me every step. It makes me braver. It doesn’t matter if people approve of me or what I write. I try to please one person only and since He gives  me the words I only hope they come out as He intended. I honestly don’t know how or why some of the thoughts I get pop into my head, often at the weirdest times.

A little over a year ago I felt God push me to start this blog. After many no’s from me and many yes’s from God, I started to write. One thing that I found when I was looking how to get followers was to be consistent in your theme. Consistent is one thing my brain doesn’t follow. Yes, I talk about God , life and music – but I am all over the place.

Whatever God puts in my head or on my heart.

So maybe I haven’t changed the world. But I haven’t let the world change me either. Maybe, just maybe, God has taken these words and changed one of you. Made you see things differently.  Made you think if God can do this for him then maybe He can do that for me.

If I helped change one person then that is enough.  Because maybe that one person can change one person who can change one person and when it is all said and done,

WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD TOGETHER.

Thanks for reading.  Be sure to keep this open in your browser all week so you don’t forget me. 🙂

I won’t be posting anything else this week to spend time with the family and disconnect from the world.

Here are a few of my posts over the last year plus a month. If you are a new follower and missed the old posts, feel free to click on whatever catches your eye. Maybe some followers that have been with me for awhile would just like to revisit some that touched you before. This isn’t all my posts.

Have a good week.  Will post again Friday with some new music.

I have had talks with God.  God I am tired   Thank You God   God, We Need To Talk     Dear God, Are You Hearing My Prayers?   Dear God, We Are Worth Saving                                 Thanks God, But No Thanks

I have talked about my life. I’m an introvert   What I Learned Last Week   The Older I Get      Date Night         Today Was A Good Day        My Hometown      Kayhla’s Wedding      Kylie’s Baptism    23 Days Down, 59 Days To Go      Happy 10 Year anniversary to my wife

I have talked about my dad and those that have passed before us.    Memorial Day                    Happy Father’s Day    In Memory of My Father – Two Years Today                                                    The Drummer   For Those Of Us Left Behind

I have talked of the importance of being a good father and what a good father we have in God          Move With Me Now- from the Loop      Thank You Mo Willems                                           I Am With You Daughter   Daughters       Date Night                                                                              It’s All About Me – A Child’s Version                                                                                                    Imperfect Father, Imperfect Daughter, Perfect Love

I have talked about running. My Running    Steps of Faith                                                              The Ups and Downs of Training a 9/10 Year Old- and my spiritual life                                   Learning From Disappointments                                                                                                         Learning From Disappointments Part 2 – from my wife Kim, NYC Marathon runner         The Boston Marathon- The Race    Cap City Half Marathon – USA National Championships

I have tackled bullying and people with disabilities.   Let Me Win, But If I Can’t Win       Who You Are    When You Look In The Mirror

I’ve beat on the government for the crap they allow in our foods and I’ve posted some fitness thoughts to combat the crap.  My Interview With The FDA  Where Are You?          Temple Fit Tip of the Week 10/1    Temple Fit Tip Of The Week 10/8                                             Temple Fit Tip Of The Week 10/15   Temple Fit Tip Of The Week 10/28                                         Temple Fit Tip – Show Up Everyday          Do You Stress About The Number On The Scale?

I have told stories.  The Maze    The Funhouse of Mirrors                                                               The Haunted House     Ungrateful      The Turkey   The Story Of A Snowflake                        The Ornament    The Christmas Tree   The Widow     The Pebble     The First Bud Of Spring- A Love Story      I Could Believe In God – A Story     Rodney The Raccoon – Inside The Mask     I Didn’t Like You      Let Me Fail

I have wrote poems. When Words Fail    I Am Only Words    Now That I Know The Words      Thunder In My Heart   If It’s Only An Hour    No Clue    If I Were An Island  I Can’t Even Put It In A Song    Random Thoughts In A Poem              Gave You My Heart           Why Not Mine?      Pen To Paper    I Know What It’s Like     What Version Of Me     The Mask                    Standing In The Fire

I have wrote song lyrics, or maybe they are just poems. Some of them I can hear in my head. I can hear the music. God just didn’t give me the ability to get out what’s in my head to make it a reality. I believe in God and His plan and I believe one day He will have someone cross my path that will write the music. Maybe someone already has but they are too afraid to get the music out of their head. Don’t be afraid. This Disease                         Don’t Be Afraid    I’m Not Superman     Living In Sin     This Chapter                               Graduation Song      Hitchcock Movies   Bruises And Scars   Let Me See Her                  Patching Walls and Scrubbing Floors

I’ve had some just totally random thoughts and posts just to clear my head. Rants and Raves    What Has Happened?     Random Thoughts In A Poem                                                         I Was Thinking…      The Music Never Dies     Cinderella and Forgiveness                                          I’m Getting A Divorce       GPS           Are You Ready For Some Football?                                    Record Companies, The Voice, & American Idol

I have wrote about  my every day life and how what I see can relate to God.                       What if it’s EVERYTHING    What I Learned Last Week   My Ride – It’s A Beautiful World      Running With Sin    I Have A Friend   How Trees Are Like People   Expecting A Harvest

I have written about the good, the bad, the ugly, and the beautiful parts of being married or in a relationship.   You can read all of those in the posts above and on other posts I have not listed if you check out my site.

I have tried to share the love of music each Friday. You can check all those posts out if you would like.  I am sure there are a lot of musicians you have never heard of.

 

 

That’s How You Change The World by Newsboys – 

We Could Change The World by Matt Redman – 

We Are More by Ziggy Marley – 

Love Will Find Away by Michael Franti – 

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8 thoughts on “I Was Going To Change The World

  1. I think it’s good to take time to disconnect. Composing—be it articles or music—can be quite taxing. I truly hope that you enjoy your time of rest. Keep writing—you are encouraging us and making a difference in the life of your readers!

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  2. jacobemet

    Rob, I LOVED this, “Sometimes it’s thunderstorms and thorns.”
    Can I please have permission to use this in the future? Brilliant! And so true.
    Friends sharpen and shape friends. 😉 You’re doing well, friend. Keep it up!

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  3. marijo1245

    Personally, I have been inspired. Inspired to write. Inspired to dream. Inspired to reach out.

    I think you’re right that changing the world is a together thing. Excellence again Rob!

    Enjoy your family time!! God bless you!!

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