Matthew West wrote a song titled, “My Finest Hour.”  It is one of my ten or so life songs.  Here are the lyrics…

The king of contradictions strikes again.

He said the last to cross the finish line will win.

And the beggars will be millionaires someday.

And the humble ones are gonna have their say.


Well all my friends are gone now,

And all my money’s gone now,

And all my pride is gone now,

And if what you say is true now…



   This will be my finest hour!

   This will be my finest hour!


Well everything is opposite down here…

The strong survive and the rest just disappear.

But your philosophy is more unique!

You say I’ll be stronger when I’m weak.




It’s two a.m. and sleepless

I’m wide awake and restless

I don’t know what my deal is

I’ve never felt so helpless


I need you more than ever


Well I don’t understand it,

I don’t think I’ll ever comprehend it.

It’s so hard to conceive it,

So I guess I’ll just believe it.




You have a story that this song fits.  Mine is a broken home… a knee injury… losing my football scholarship… moving back home… moving to New Orleans unexpectedly (wife, 8 month old daughter)… pastoring three churches that fired the pastor prior to me (Somewhat difficult at times)… and now where I am today.


Because ofall those things, today I am: Excited… elated… hopeful… joyful… refreshed… expectant… tremendously blessed… happier than I’ve ever been… completely at peace… with more possibilities than ever… with more energy & drive than ever… and I am more confident than ever!  The future is so full that it’s difficult to wait for all the pieces of the puzzle to be put into place…


Why?  Because I can’t mess up my life, and neither can anyone else, to the point that God can’t use me for His glory! (Click)  The same is true for you as a child of God! 


I believe God who said (Is 43:18-19), “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. 19 Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?  I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”