This anthem of empowerment heavily samples Kenny Loggins' 1979 #11 hit "This Is It," which was written by Loggins and Michael McDonald. Franklin explained to songwriter.com
the meaning behind his re-interpretation of the song: "This song is a statement that 'serves notice' on unnecessary frustrations, relationships and circumstances that continue to attack our life. Unlike the children of Israel who wandered in the wilderness, when we totally surrender to God, what took 40 years, God 'can' fix in 40 minutes. I just wanted to declare that with His help, we won't be going through the same junk over and over. We have to be committed to making changes so that we won't allow ourselves to have the same messes in 2008 as we had this year! On a personal level, because of my relationship with Christ and who He is in me, I'm an 'overcomer'. I don't have to settle for the same old stuff."