Sometimes, at the beginning of a week, I’ll give a challenge to my team.
This one I stole from Superchick.
You see, we’ve been playing this song, “Rock What You Got,” as kids enter Day Camp, and I can’t get it out of my head. It’s super catchy (listen below).
This one’s for the beaten down, who gave up on their rock and roll
Lift your eyes from what drags you down
You were born to rock inside your soul
Anyone else willing to admit all the “not my favorite” parts of life? Oh, how quickly my focus can turn to those around me that do ministry better than I do, actually have husbands and kids, can afford to fix their stupid leaking roofs… You see where I’m going. It’s just an endless downward spiral. And such a waste. Why would I live a life that looks like I have given up? Given in? Every moment, every encounter, every chore–I have a choice to be dragged down or to rock what I got. When my attitude turns to rocking what I got, I enter into the story I was created for.
Truth be told, I’m not really a Superchick follower. My guess is that her fan base is teenage girls. Who entirely need this message. But, as I’ve shared this message with my team of college students and other adult women in my life, I’m finding that this message of a life of freedom needs to be louder. My friends, your Father loves you just the way you are. Don’t try to live someone else’s story. Rock what you got!
Rock what you got, light up the lot
No one can rock the way you rock
Do you remember that your contribution to the world is unique? As you go about rocking what you got, we need your voice to be loud. Go ahead and light up the lot. Because God created you in such an amazing way that no one else can do what you do. If you’ve been playing the role of observer or back-up singer while others rock, then you’re telling God His creation wasn’t good enough. Get on the stage and start singing at the top of your lungs.