Coming off Black Music Month I’m sure you all have been blessed with all the music we selected that was produced, sang, written, or performed by people in our community. As I close out my quarter with EmpowerMoments, I want to leave you with one of my “I need to listen to this because I need to remember” songs. Now this is not by a Black artist nor does it have Black writers (I figured I could cheat since it is technically July). It is performed by Miley Cyrus and it’s entitled simply, The Climb.
I can almost see it
That dream I’m dreaming
But there’s a voice inside my head saying
“You’ll never reach it”
Every step I’m taking
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking
But I gotta keep trying
Gotta keep my head held high
“He replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20 NIV)
There’s always going to be another mountain
I’m always gonna want to make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose
Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side, it’s the climb
Have you ever sat back and asked God WHY? The car didn’t start today, someone cut me off, got in an accident, the promotion didn’t come through, lost the house, lost the job, lost the relationship, lost a loved one, LOSING MY MIND!!! Fret not (in my Madea’s voice). Each thing that you go through is simply a part of this journey that you are taking. These things come along because well, SUCH IS LIFE! It’s not supposed to be easy. If we never went through anything we would not have the where with all to know that God can bring us through anything. For He alone is our companion on this journey, a guide in fact who serves as the One who directs us. Is the path going to be easy? No, but it is through our climb that we learn who to give the glory to.
The struggles I’m facing
The chances I’m taking
Sometimes might know me down
But no, I’m not breaking
I may not know it
But these are the moments
I’m gonna remember most, yeah
Just gotta keep going
Thank You for this climb. I understand that it is not an easy one and I thank You even for the storms. Through them You only draw me closer to You. Continue to be with me on this journey, In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
Today I EMPOWER you to KEEP CLIMBING. The journey that you are taking will make you stronger. Do not give up on what it is that you are trying to reach. Keep faith in God and trust that He will get you there.
Shawna Dix is a mother, educator, and all around child of God. She is passionate about God, her son Jalen, family, friends, and her students. She loves teaching because it allows her to shower our youth with love and guidance. She resides in Pentagon City, Virginia and works hard educating inner city youth in Washington DC. She prides herself in being a realist. She exclaims that she is in no way, shape, form, or fashion perfect but she has accepted that she serves a perfect God who is able to do ALL things!