Tuesday, July 24, 2007

i'm not who i was

if you listen to christian radio... you have become familiar with brandon heath's song, i'm not who i was, as it is climbing its way up the charts. i've included the new music video for the song, so that if you are not familiar with the song, we can remedy that fact right now.

the first time i heard this song was when i purchased brandon's album, don't get comfortable, right after it was released. i was walking through mardels christian store's music section and saw the album with someone i recognized. brandon lead worship at the church that i attended while i lived in nashville, so of course i had to purchase the album to support a familiar face.

this song, "i'm not who i was," expresses a lot of what my past 11 months has been about. i had a very close friend... who is no longer a part of my life, and every time i hear this song it reminds me of how much i have changed and how i am no longer who i was when i knew this person. we grow through pain. we figure out who we are and what we are made of when conflict arises... and our response to handling it reveals magnitudes about our true selves.

i am sure that this song, "i'm not who i was," has grow so popular because it expresses what many of us would like to be able to say/do with someone in our past. if only we could just call them up... and talk.