“Bring It On”

The first couple weeks of college have not been the easiest thing my daughter has ever done.  Her adjustments to the usual stuff:  dorm life, tough classes, living away from home, have caused me as mom to do my share of worrying and advice-giving. 

But last evening I got an email from my girl that brought courage to my worrywart mom heart.  The title of the email was ‘Bring it on!’

She wrote: 

” Above song has become my home work theme song.  I set my playlist on Steven Curtis Chapman’s “Declaration” at the beginning of homework time and about the time I am feeling ready to quit, this song will come on and revive me.  I love it.  It basically sums up how I feel about this college deal. “

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SCC_BringitOn.mp3

Lyrics:

I didn’t come lookin’ for trouble
And I don’t want to fight needlessly
But I’m not gonna hide in a bubble
If trouble comes for me
I can feel my heart beating faster
I can tell something’s coming down
But if it’s gonna make me grow stronger then…

Bring it on
Let the lightning flash,
let the thunder roll, let the storm winds blow
Bring it on
Let the trouble come, let the hard rain fall, let it make me strong
Bring it on
Now, maybe you’re thinkin’ I’m crazy
And maybe I need to explain some things
‘Cause I know I’ve got an enemy waiting
Who wants to bring me pain
But what he never seems to remember
What he means for evil God works for good
So I will not retreat or surrender
Bring it on
Let the lightning flash, let the thunder roll, let the storm winds blow
Bring it on
Let the trouble come, let the hard rain fall, let it make me strong
Bring it on

Now, I don’t want to sound like some hero
‘Cause it’s God alone that my hope is in
But I’m not gonna run from the very things
That would drive me closer to Him
So bring it on

Bring it on
Let the lightning flash, let the thunder roll, let the storm winds blow
Bring it on
Let the trouble come, let it make me fall on the One who’s strong
Bring it on
Let the lightning flash, let the thunder roll, let the storm winds blow
Bring it on
Let me be made weak so I’ll know the strength

 of the One who’s strong
Bring it on
Bring it on

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What a girl I have. 

What a God we serve.

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  1. It's been a while since I dropped by to see how your family is doing. Sounds like your daughter has an awesome attitude about life and her circumstances!! What a great testimony she is to the young people around her!!

  2. That song was a theme for me during a hard time too. It's a really, really good "fight song".

    I'll be praying for her! And for your mother's heart too. 🙂

  3. I never heard this song before. I think I NEED to put it on my playlist too. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Oh, what an encouraging note to receive from your daughter. She's getting ready to soar with those wings you passed on to her! Your last two sentences say it all. What a blessing.

  5. You have a very beautiful relationship with your daughter, Mary. Though I've never heard this song before, the lyric is so encouraging. Glad to know that your girl gets tougher. I bet it's because of her wonderful mom being there all these times for her. :).

    I'm praying for both of you too.

    so much love,
    Adwina

  6. I'm a lurker and a new PhD student. Thank you for that, where can I find it online? Its awfully beautiful and terribly inspirational! Please thank your daughter for me!

  7. What a blessing! Your daughter sounds like a mature girl–a girl who is going in the right direction! My daughter will probably be leaving for college in January (sniff, sniff) and I look forward to watching her develop and grow in her walk with God!

  8. Awesome, I love it! Sounds like your sweet girl is doing fine on her own, but I'll pass along the BEST advice I was given regarding college.

    My dad told me to treat college like a 40 hour work week. If I worked during my breaks in classes on my homework, instead of hanging out with friends or watching TV, I would be able to do all my work between like 8 am and 5 pm or so, and would rarely ever have to do work at night or weekends, so that I could have fun.

    It worked amazingly well for me – I graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Betta Kappa. And I had plenty of free time to relax, and since my work was already done, it was stress-free!

  9. he he *typo*

    I acutally graduated Phi Beta Kappa. That's what I get for bragging.

  10. What a blessing to have a daughter so grounded and in love with the Lord.

    I was so excited to move out and go away to college when I graduated high school. I lived in the dorms and I have stories that would raise the hair on the back of your neck, as a parent. BUT, fortunately, the stories are all about other people! I wasn't a partier, didn't go "astray," made some good friends, etc. AND, what a blessing that year in the dorms was–it gave me an insight into people that I hadn't really had previously. (My husband always laughs at me when I talk about the dorms and the crazy, icky stuff people did because I always sum it up with, "But overall it was a great year and I'm glad I lived there!")

    It sounds like your daughter has a great head on her shoulders. There'll be hard or lonely times for sure, but she'll make it and be all the stronger for it! (And what a great witness she must be!)

  11. AWESOME. You raised her well, she knows where to find her inspriration.

  12. I love that your daughter is using that song to encourage her in her college experience!!! That is too precious!!!!!! What WARRIOR song!!!!! I remember my college days, and they are NOTHING to brag about – that was before the Lord had captured my heart…..and college CAN be quite the place for the enemy to dwell and slaughter….BUT he has NO power over God's children! And I'm so thankful to hear your girl fighting against those lies and standing firm in Christ!!! Praise the LORD!!!!