There are some songs that make us bob our heads and shake our hips, and then there are some songs that go through our ears and sings directly to our hearts.
And not just like a sad country song by Taylor Swift when you’re going through a break-up, but one that reflects what you’re going through in life, and inspires you to make it better.
One of Tim McGraw’s songs off his latest album, Emotional Traffic, is that song for me: Better Than I Used to Be
You see, I recently started attending Elevation Church, which has changed (and saved) my life. And right now, I’m in the process of letting go of my old life … little by little, I’m becoming better than I use to be. A lot better.
When I’m not listening to The New 103.7 or sports talk radio, I’m listening to old sermons from Pastor Steven Furtick on my Elevation Church app. And back in 2009 he had one that discussed changing, discontinuing a life of sin to become a more Godly person. He said the way to get there is “Little by Little,” just as Timmy sings.
“You ain’t gotta dig too deep to find some dirt on me, but I’m learning who you’ve been ain’t who you gotta be. I’m no angel, but I’ve been sitting out a few more dances with the devil. Been cleaning up my act, little by little, I’m getting there. I can finally stand the wo(man) in the mirror I see. I’m not as good as I’m gonna get, but I’m better than I use to be.”
I am focusing all my efforts on shaking my old habits, and not accepting anymore dances with the devil. Even though he asks me to more in a month than men have my entire life. And I’m telling him to get lost with more frankness and rejection than I have any man, even the super sleazy ones who think it’s okay to garner my attention by grabbing my butt.
So if you care to dance with me at Elevation Church, I go to the Uptown campus which is located at Spirit Square – there are also 6 other locations throughout Charlotte with 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. services. More info: HERE
Little by little, I’m hoping to become a better radio DJ too!
Meanwhile, here’s Sammy Kershaw’s original version (which I don’t like nearly as much, but I prefer the lyrics because he sits out the dances with the devil vs. admitting to having more … cause as much as I love to dance, I’m sitting those out)