Jan 23 2013

I'm Not Who I Was

If you’ve ever wished you could go back and tell a person in your past you’re sorry and that you’ve changed, but you can’t find them, or they won’t listen.   

Well, there's a song for that.  It wasn't until recently that I learned the true story behind the song, "I'm Not Who I Was" by Brandon Heath.  

I could have sworn it was about a break-up and it was his message to an old girlfriend.  

Nope, it was for his step mom.  After she and his dad divorced he lost contact with her, but he wanted her know about the man that he had become, so he wrote these lyrics:  

I wish you could see me now

I wish I could show you how 

I'm not who I was

I used to be mad at you 

A little on the hurt side too 

But I'm not who I was.

It turns out, she heard that song on Christian Radio and loved it, but never knew until they were reunited recently on Facebook that it was written for her.  

I don't know about you, but a good reminder for me not to judge, or hold a grudge based on someone's past. I want to be the kind of person that gives out grace. 

I love how Brandon ends the song:

Well the thing I find most amazing 
In amazing grace 
Is the chance to give it out 
Maybe that's what love is all about 

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