I Make a Mess of Me

The rock group Switchfoot released a new album this week, and the second track is song called “Mess of Me.” The song’s chorus declares:

I’ve made a mess of me I wanna get back the rest of me
I´ve made a mess of me I wanna spend the rest of my life alive
I´ve made a mess of me I wanna reverse this tragedy
I´ve made a mess of me I wanna spend the rest of my life alive
The rest of my life alive! 

Lately, I have been contemplating on a passage from the Bible that says:

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.  http://read.ly/Eph2.10.NLT

The song “Mess of Me” is a personal reminder that when I try to order my own life I tend to make a mess of it. I inevitably turn my focus toward financial gain and prestige, instead of focusing on the “good things” I was created to do.

A mash-up of the song lyric and the passage makes me picture a “masterpiece” of sculpture, like Michelangelo’s David, shattered and scattered across the floor in little shards of marble. It was created anew as a spectacular piece of art and now it is reduced to a pile of rubble. I would hate to get to the end of my life and say, I have made a mess of me, and I wish I would have spent my life alive. The amazing thing is God continuously gives me the opportunity to live the life he created for me. I don’t have that kind of patience!