"I Am A Promise"

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I am a promise
I am a possibility
I am a promise with a capital "P"
I am a great big bundle of potentiality
And I am learnin' to hear God's voice
And I am tryin' to make the right choice
I am a promise to be anything God wants me to be.

I can go anywhere that He wants me to go
I can be anything He wants me to be
I can climb the high mountains
I can cross the wide sea
I'm a great big promise you see!

I am a promise
I am a possibility
I am a promise with a capital "P"
I am a great big bundle of potentiality
And I am learnin' to hear God's voice
And I am tryin' to make the right choice
I'm a promise to be anything God wants me to be
Anything God wants me to be!



As a child I loved this song. I had almost forgotten about it until a few weeks ago when I arrived a few minutes early to pick up my son from his children's choir rehearsal at church. They were singing this song and, as I soon learned, will be singing it as part of a musical they will be performing in a few weeks entitled "I Am a Promise".

As I listened, I had tears well up in my eyes as I watched my son sing "I am a promise, I am a possiblity, I am a promise with a capital "P", I am a great big bundle of potentiality". And, in true form for him, he sang it all with a great, big grin on his face. How awesome it is to see that and think of all the promises he has ahead of him because he is a child of God! My sweet, little 6 year old son has a whole wonderful world of possiblities out there and he can truly be anything God wants him to be.

As I pondered this, I then began thinking of my responsiblity as a Christian parent. The responsiblity to guide him to seek God to find all the possiblities that are out there and to discover what it is that God wants him to be. It boggles my mind that God entrusted this huge responsiblity to ME!


Over the course of the next few days I continued to further ponder these thoughts. One day I was with my mother and shared some of this with her. We discussed this for a few minutes and then she threw this out to me: "You know, though, this song isn't just for little children." Although I had never thought of it this way before, I instantly followed her train of thought. No matter how old we are, we are all wonderful possiblities that are constantly growing into the people that God wants us to be. We never stop leading promising and important lives in God's eyes. How special is that?! No matter what choices we make in life, no matter what mistakes we might make, no matter how old we are, we are a promise and we are a possiblity that God can still mold into something wonderful if we will only listen and follow Him.


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fAiThFuL cHiCk said...

Nice post. I remember that song well!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Hope to see you around for 10 Minute Tuesdays.

Blessings,
faithful chick

Joni said...

I LOVED that song as a kiddo, too! In fact, I'll probably be singing it in my head all day now. I need to get it going for my kids today. Thanks for the reminder.

Amy Wyatt said...

I cannot believe you posted on this song. I just was singing this song to my kids last week and I started a post on it. It had this song on it and "He's Still Working on Me". I know we are going to get along great... sounds like we think alike!

itcouldfillbooks said...

Hi Melanie!
This is my first visit to your blog and I enjoyed it very much!
My husband and I sang this song to our two oldest children when they were growing up, to our 11 year old when she was small, and now we sing it to our grandchildren! It still blesses my heart. Have a wonderful Easter!
Love, Velvia