Day 16: Magnificent Obsession

In our world today, there are a lot of things that people are obsessed about.  It doesn’t have to be an actual ‘thing’, though.  Most people are obsessed with keeping their Facebook profiles so updated that you get to know what they are doing every, single, freaking second of their lives.  Of course, statuses aren’t the only things that Facebook addicts are obsessed about.  There are also those time management games that people can pour their lives and souls into, building imaginary farms, cities, worlds, or whatever you can possibly think of.

There are also those who are obsessed with television shows.  It can be about anything.  From reality shows to animated/anime/cartoon shows.  It can be about dancing competitions, singing competitions, or a variety show.  Like I’ve said, it can be about anything…even about teens getting pregnant at such a young age.  Some of those shows are inappropriate, especially with what’s happening in the world and the younger generation today.

People can also obsess about collecting stuff, from coins to stamps, to action figures, trading cards, and what-not.  They can also obsess about work, household chores, texting, taking and making phone calls, or it could just be an obsession with music, sports, video games, and stuff like that.  The list can go on and on, and each of us have different obsessions of our own…though we may not want to admit it for fear of being labelled by society.

The song I picked today talks about obsessions and it is a song sung by Steven Curtis Chapman.  This song–Magnificent Obsession–can be found on his Re: Creation album and it’s a beautiful song and is a song that I feel speaks to me today–which is why I chose it.

Listening to this song, I can’t help but desire to feel that same ‘magnificent obsession’ that Steven Curtis Chapman talks about.  This song feels like a prayer for me, and I suppose that’s why it feels so close to my heart.

Below are the lyrics to this song, that I hope will also touch the hearts of those who get to read this article from my blog.

Until the next post, dream on; fly on!

Lord, You know how much
I want to know so much
In the way of answers and explanations
I have cried and prayed
And still I seem to stay
In the middle of life’s complications
All this pursuing leaves me feeling
like I’m chasing down the wind
But now it’s brought me back to You
And I can see again

This is everything I want
This is everything I need
I want this to be my one consuming passion
Everything my heart desires
Lord, I want it all to be for You, Jesus
Be my magnificent obsession

So capture my heart again
Take me to depths I’ve never been
Into the riches of Your grace and Your mercy
Return me to the cross
And let me be completely lost
In the wonder of the love
That You’ve shown me
Cut through these chains that tie
me down to so many lesser things
Let all my dreams fall to the ground
Until this one remains

You are everything I want
And You are everything I need
Lord, You are all my heart desires
You are everything to me

You are everything I want
You are everything I need
I want You to be my one consuming passion
Everything my heart desires
Lord, I want it all to be for You
I want it all to be for You

There is nothing more that I enjoy doing than reading books and writing. I'm kind of a nerd like that, XD. I have been writing for 7 years and am the author of the YA novel "Winged: The Awakening" and "Winged: The Unraveling". Also, a YouTuber dealing with video games and gaming.

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