When my husband, John Hope Bryant, and I first started dating, we would play each other songs that expressed how we felt. One of our favorite artists was Alicia Keys. Her songs hit home with us. One being, “Un-thinkable” (“I’m Ready”).
For me, it was a song proclaiming a love, a readiness, and a desire for something more, deeper, and more committed. For me, it was a song declaring that no matter what outsiders thought, said, or did—I was ready to be by my now-husband’s side. I would fight for and protect our love. I would stand by his side and always have his back. I would smash anyone who dared to attack him or us.
Neither of us were looking for the other, but we found each other anyway. It’s amazing how God works, especially when you stay out of His way!
I’m a “ride or die” kinda woman, so hearing lyrics that expressed this sentiment, touched my heart. So much so that I had this same song played at our wedding reception. We danced together, looking into each other’s eyes, knowing exactly what this song meant to us and our relationship….
Us against all others.
Us against everything that would stand in our way.
Us making sure that we put God first and our union second.
Us—two people in love with each other, with life, with the possibilities, and most importantly–with our Creator.
So let me ask YOU some important questions as we near the end of 2016…
What are you ready for? What are you committed to doing right now? In the New Year? What are you willing to fight for against all odds? What goals have you not defined and pursued out of fear? What person are you not committing to out of fear? What cause are you not leading, out of fear?
Claim it and go get it! Watch this video. Listen to the lyrics. Don’t let anyone or anything stand in your way!