For Throwback Thursday, I revisited one of my favorite gospel songs, “Looking for you” by Kirk Franklin. “Looking for you” went all the way to #1 on the Billboard Gospel charts in 2005. It samples the great Patrice Rushen song “Haven’t You Heard” which was also remade as a house music hit. The sample is a great backdrop for an uplifting song.
“Looking for you” gives honor to God for being present in dark hours. The song takes me back to my past experiences. I have undergone intense mental, emotional, and spiritual changes that reshaped my life for which I am grateful. This song takes me back to those times and the hope I feel in working with God and depending on Him for everything.
A few days ago, I was not in an optimal situation to be taking part in a job interview. I was nervous and I thought to myself that I would fail. (This happens every single time I have a major job interview. I have had laryngitis each time I’ve interviewed for a leadership position. This week, I had my voice but my head was not where it should have been due to personal issues.) Yet I shine in those moments. I reach within and find resilience, strength, and clarity of purpose. I had to do some positive thinking. In all honesty, I literally put my hands together and I prayed. I prayed for strength and guidance. I put myself in God’s hands (Giving it over to God) I was successful in that I was called back for a follow-up interview.
I feel encouraged. Hearing this song again makes me realize it’s a good anthem. As I go through changes, I take on challenges to grow into the best version of myself. I am looking for Him. That is the key to my success. I hope everyone has a song to guide you and to make you strong, happy, and positive.