It’s that time of year again where the holidays are within reach and yet, deadlines need to be met, the year finalised and strategies set in place for the New Year. It is also that time of the year where our minds and bodies start shutting down involuntarily, pained from the year gone by and in anticipation of the rest to come.
It is always at this point in time I seek out inspiration to keep going. Whether it’s been an incredible year or one I look forward to putting a cap on, duty calls and the aim is always to end on a high.
I am a music lover of note and so today, I thought to share some of the songs that are keeping me going as I close off 2015.
- Beautiful | Mali Music
This was a song dedicated to me by my sister a while back. I’d been having a tough couple of weeks and this acknowledgment of her seeing my struggle whilst cheering me on was a sure-fire way to keep me going. To all ya’ll out there “with (your) heads up to the sky still” even though “life can be so real… I put my lighter in the air for you.”
- Emmanuel | Hillsong
Do you ever stop and wonder what on earth is happening in life? Or feel so alone? This song is my go to for it reminds me that truly “God is with us” and He will “never let me go”. No matter the circumstance or where you find yourself, hold onto that promise. “My Shepherd King, You’re watching over me… Emmanuel.”
- BET | Tinashe ft. Dev Hynes
This is easily my highlight mainstream song for 2015. As much as I am a fan of the beauty and talent that is Tinashe, the lyrics also hold so true for me. “Pay no mind to what the doubters all say, I’mma be around forever always… You can bet on it.” When it seems people want to see you fail, sometimes you just have to remind yourself that you believe in you and work towards achieving them dreams.
- Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) | Hillsong United
To conclude, I had to select my favourite worship song. This is a song about stepping out in faith. “Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders, let me walk upon the waters… wherever you would call me.” My prayer for you all as you conclude this year and step out into 2016, you do so in faith and God to truly guide you and challenge you into His purpose for your life.