Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Freewriting Day 16: Slow Fade

I've been thinking about that song, Slow Fade by Casting Crowns for several days. You don't wake up one day and become blind to the things around you. You don't suddenly stop caring. It is a slow fade.

You cross boundaries you know you shouldn't cross. You turn away when you should help. Choices are made that blur the lines of right and wrong. Choices that forever alter your course. So don't think it's strange when chaos starts happening all around you. Don't think it's strange when your life starts falling apart. It is happening because of things you said and did.

The song says, "It's a slow fade when you give yourself away
It's a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
It's a slow fade, it's a slow fade."

Little by little, you've compromised. Sacrificing truth for what is comfortable. Turning left when you should have turned right. Wake up! Look around. See what is happening. DO something about it. Change your ways before it's too late. Change before you fall into a pit that you can't escape. I don't want to see you fall that far from grace. Reach out. Let others help you. You have to want to help yourself. I can't make you see this harsh reality. Please, wake up. Wake up before it's too late.

I don't want evil to consume you. I don't want those bad thoughts to overtake you. I know the good that is in you. I want to bridge the gap that is in front of you. You don't see the divide. You don't see the chasm, the gaping hole waiting to swallow you. But I do. I see the trap. 

I pray you have eyes to see today. I pray the blinders fall off. I pray the confusion that has swirled in your head, the grip that has held you and stuck you will be no more. You don't have to settle for a slow fade. All that you hold dear DOESN'T have to fade away. You have a choice. You can make the change. I won't give up on you.