I Can Just Be Me

Album: God Of Every Story (2013)
  • Laura explained to New Release Tuesday that this is a song about roles. She explained: "I play a lot of different roles in my life. I work at a church. I am a worship leader. I am a touring artist and songwriter. I am a mom of a little girl, Josie. I am the wife of a disabled husband, Martin, who had a brain tumor. With all of these roles, it's amazing how that's not even the most exhausting part. The exhausting part is when I try to take up roles that aren't me. Like when I try to write my own stories, manage my circumstances, and change myself into somebody God hasn't designed me to be. Or, like when I try to change things that are out of my control."

    "I'm learning that it's not only blasphemous to try to play God in this life it's also pretty futile because I'm not God," she continued. "I'm learning that I can be the best me that I can be when I acknowledge God as being Sovereign over all my other roles in life. The more I acknowledge Him as the Perfect, Holy, All-Sufficient God that He is, then I can just be me."

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