“I almost gave up, but a power that I can’t explain, fell from heaven like a shower. Now I smile! Even though I’m hurt, see I smile! I know God is working so I smile! Even though I’ve been here for a while, I smile, smile..”
This lyric is the chorus to the new Kirk Franklin single, I Smile, and has been a repetition in my head. Coincidentally it’s my inspiration for the week. The message is so simple, yet so effective. Obstacles come in many forms, but we must know that we have what it takes to overcome. The easiest thing we can do to turn any tough situation around is smile. That smile tricks our brain into thinking things are okay. Before long the smile becomes contagious, and like a disease infects everyone it comes into contact with, therefore creating a new wave of positivity.
There are many factors in life that can bough us down. For me, I have the constant stress of trying to make something out of my life. I graduated from college almost a year ago, but have been unsuccessful in my career hunt. Instead of feeling like a complete failure, I psyche myself up with a smile. It may not be all okay now, but it will all work so I smile. I know what is destined to come, so I smile. I believe God will make a way, so I smile.
Right now, I feel like Kirk on his album cover. I’m standing on a mountain, looking fear in the face and greeting it with a hello. I welcome fear and challenge it to take it’s best shot. Why? Because I guarantee it won’t stand a chance against my smile!