Outside My Own Little World

[By Matthew West]

 

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

It’s easy to do when its 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.

 

Stopped till the 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.

 

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.

 

Father, break my heart for what breaks Yours

Give me open hands and open doors

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.

My Own Little World Music Video

I don’t often use other’s words to express my feelings, but this song touched me deeply. This life is about so much more than staying in our “own little worlds”. It’s about going out, making a difference, and pushing for others’ dreams more than our own.

How grateful I am to have examples all around me of people putting aside the cares of this world for the hopes of the next. How grateful I am to meet wonderful people that grow the population of “my own little world” to more than just me. How grateful I am for the opportunity to grow The Deaf Dream, a project that I know is being guided and helped along by the divine. 

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0 Responses to Outside My Own Little World

  1. Liz says:

    Wow, thank you so much for this! You are a great friend and help me to not live in “my own little world”. Thanks for being amazing friend.

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