Sunday, May 31, 2009

Giving Myself Away

The praise team sang this song during praise and worship this morning and my heart was touched. Even though I am a christian, I can honestly say that I have problems with this. It is good to examine yourself from time to time and see where you lack or your weaknesses lie. I tell myself all the time that I am trusting him, but often find myself questioning that. Even though I tell myself that I am giving him control, there are times that "what ifs" and worries rise to the surface. After hearing this song, I asked for forgiveness.

This song truly means giving myself wholly and completely to him. It means letting go of all my fears and offering up every situation to him. I am not going to lie, it really is hard, but today I profess to give myself, my future, my family, my finances, completely to him so that HE can use me to his glory and his will. Even if the outcome is not how I want it to be, I am going to trust that he knows best.

Lord, forgive me for doubting you. You remind me of your presence by revealing your self and your promises in the most unimaginable way. Your thoughts for me are for peace and love, but your promises may not mesh with mine. Lord help me to trust you completely. Remind me that nothing you do in life is a mistake. You orchestrated every detail, success and loss. Though I may never understand your thinking, I know that you desire good for me and nothing good will you withhold. Help me to give myself away to you Lord, and know that you will be exalted in the end.

I hope this song is a blessing to you as it is to me.

I Give Myself Away by William McDowell

I give myself away
I give myself away
So You can use me
I give myself away
I give myself away
So You can use me

Verse 1:
Here I am
Here I stand
Lord, my life is in your hands
Lord, I’m longing to see
Your desires revealed in me
I give myself away

Verse 2:
Take my heart
Take my life
As a living sacrifice
All my dreams all my plans
Lord I place them in your hands

My life is not my own
To you I belong
I give myself, I give myself to you

Awaiting my expected end.


  1. What touching lyrics. Thanks for sharing, Marie! :)

  2. Marie,

    I've been a Christian nearly all my life, and never questioned God in His reasonings in my life, until something truly heartbreaking happened in my life. I feel my relationship with God is deeper now than before Lily died...He certainly has a plan for everything, doesn't He?

    Thank you for this post and for the lyrics of the song~

  3. What beautiful,thought-provoking lyrics. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Hi, Marie! Haven't seen you on line in a while. Just wanted you to know I've been praying for you. Hope all is well...

  5. My mother was dying. My mind was racing thinking had i done enough for her. I asked God, should i have done this or that. The last words out of my mothers mouth was "you are always by my side". I truly believe those words were God sent. I miss my mother, but I am at peace.
    Richmond , Va.