Friday, October 16, 2009

No Strings Attached

Are you ever cursed with a song that just won't get out of your head? Well, that was me the other day with N'Sync's "No Strings Attached."
Baby, you’re not the only one
You don’t have to be afraid to fall in love 
And I know that you’ve been hurt in the past 
But if you want it, here’s my heart 
No strings attached

I'm not ashamed. And if you don't mind me going off on a tangent for a moment, I went to an N'Sync concert when I was in the 7th grade with my middle school BFF. Her dad was able to get front row seats and I totally touched their hands. I think I scared Justin because I came fairly close to yanking him off stage. I remember to this day that Lance had baby-soft hands. I should have been suspicious then...

Anyway, with this song in my head, I started thinking about God's love. I remember before I became a Christian, the main thing that held me back was the fact that I didn't want to change my lifestyle. I didn't want to be required to live a certain way, speak a certain way, and I sure as heck didn't want to give up the things I had at the time.

Galatians 5:1

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.

Wait... Freedom? And that's what I have found out about what God's love truly is, a no-strings-attached love. God loves us just the way we are, just where we are, and just who we are. I am now free from this world and the struggles the held me down. I am free of the overwhelming sense of nothing-ness that I tried to fill with other things that damaged me when I didn't know Him.

And that's how I was changed. I wasn't was my choice. When you encounter love so extreme, so unconditional, and that you are so completely undeserving of, I don't think you can ever be the same.


Robert Wagner said...

Keep it up. Blogging is fun and encouraging to others. It's a great way to share what is going in your life.

Lauren Woods said...

haha...I'm a little ashamed of you for almost yanking Justin off the stage...but I'll forgive you. But that's good. And I'm glad you're inspire courage in others. So go do it, blogging style.

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