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Outside My Own Little World

I heard this song a few days ago and I really liked it. It’s not a deeply spiritually engaging song, but I love the internal transformation that the lyrics speak of and the song’s upbeat melody. As God transforms us to see how He sees, our hearts are also transformed to fulfill a greater purpose and to reach. And, given this current time of much rebellion, revolution and tragedy striking, how can we not think outside our own little world to fulfill His great purpose?

Matthew West: My Own Little World

In my own little world it hardly ever rains
I’ve never gone hungry, always felt safe
I got some money in my pocket, shoes on my feet
In my own little world
Population: me

I try to stay awake during Sunday morning church
I throw a twenty in the plate, but I never give ’til it hurts
And I turn off the news when I don’t like what I see
Yeah, it’s easy to do when it’s
Population: me

What if there’s a bigger picture?
What if I’m missing out?
What if there’s a greater purpose
I could be living right now
Outside my own little world, oooh

Stopped at a red light, looked out my window
I saw a cardboard sign, said “Help this homeless widow.”
And just above that sign was the face of a human
I thought to myself, “God, what have I been doing?”

So I rolled down the window and I looked her in the eye
Oh, how many times have I just passed her by?
I gave her some money then I drove on through
And my own little world reached
Population: two, oooh

What if there’s a bigger picture?
What if I’m missing out?
What if there’s a greater purpose
I should be living right now
Outside my own little world, oooh
My own little world, oooh

Father break my heart for what breaks Yours
Give me open hands and open doors
and put Your Light in my eyes and let me see
That my own little world is not about me

What if there’s a bigger picture?
What if I’m missing out?
What if there’s a greater purpose
That I could be living right now
I don’t wanna miss what matters
I wanna be reaching out
Show me the greater purpose
So I can start living right now
Outside my own little world, oooh
My own little world, yeah
My own little world, oooh

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