Saturday, May 03, 2003

gosh..someone reminded me last night it's already been one year since i preached this
sermon title "beautiful letdown" a year ago at a retreat. Well, here i am 1 year later still trying to grasp this songs
meaning in my life. This week there will be indeed many challenges, frustrations and many very
possible "let downs" with universoul. the challenge will be reminding myself ....that in this finite world i have
to keep my focus on the Infinite God. It is He who calls me beloved not for what I do or whether circumstances
in my life measure up to what I expect- because these things should never determine my worth anyway.
So whether 5 or 5,000 people show up to universoul on may 11....it doesn't matter. What matters
is I know that He loves me and i love Him..that is success. And that i do the perfect will of the Father.

But to actually have my being rooted in this identity is the crucial fight.
Day by day I must believe I am known by God- to actually believe this and make this the only thing
that really matters. Whether I succeed or fail is not the question, but whether I know that I am loved and
adored by a beautiful Savior. let these let downs all lead me to the road of healing and wholeness. Lord lead
me by your grace into this journey to find my satisfaction in You and You alone.

As the future seems bleak and all odds seem to be against me..I choose to praise You.
whatever happens, happens. I don't belong here anywayz........ ><>


Switchfoot

Song: The Beautiful Letdown

It was a beautiful letdown
When I crashed and burned
When I found myself alone, unknown and hurt
It was a beautiful letdown
The day I knew,
That all the riches this world had to offer me will never do.

In a world full of bitter pain,
and bitter doubts,
I was trying so hard to fit in,
Fit in, until I found out

I don't belong here (I don't belong)
I don't belong here (I don't belong)
I will carry a cross and a song
Where I don't belong
I don't belong

It was a beautiful letdown
When you found me here
Yeah, for once in a rare blue moon
I see everything clear
I'll be a beautiful letdown
That's what I'll forever be
And though it may cost my soul
I'll sing for free

We're still chasing our tails
In the rising sun
In our dark water planet still spinning
In a direction no one wins
No one's won.

See, I don't belong here (I don't belong)
Well, I don't belong here, I don't belong
I will carry a cross
With a song where I don't belong
I don't belong
I don't belong here (I don't belong)
No, I don't belong here, I don't belong
I'm gonna set side
And set sail
For the kingdom come, kingdom come
Your kingdom come
Won't you let me down, yeah
Let my foolish pride forever let me down

Ah, Easy living, you're not much like the name
Easy dying, you look just about the same
Would you please take me off your list
Easy living please c'mon and let me down

We are a beautiful letdown
Painfully uncool
The church of the dropouts
The losers, the sinners, the failures, and the fools
What a beautiful letdown
Are we salt in the wound
Hey, let us sing one true tune

I don't belong here (I don't belong)
It feels like I don't belong here, yeah
It goes like I don't belong here
I don't belong (I don't belong)
Won't you let me down (I don't belong)
C'mon and let me down (I don't belong)
You always let me down (I don't belong)
So glad that I'm let down (I don't belong)
C'mon and let me down (I don't belong)
Cuz I don't belong here
Won't you let me down!

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