Feels like I’m falling and that’s what it’s like to believe

“Letting Go” by Francesca Battistelli
My heart beats, standing on the edge
But my feet have finally left the ledge
Like an acrobat
There’s no turning back

I’m letting go
Of the life I planned for me
And my dreams
I’m losing control
Of my destiny
It feels like I’m falling and that’s what it’s like to believe
So I’m letting go

This is a giant leap of faith
Trusting and trying to embrace
The fear of the unknown
Beyond my comfort zone


Giving in to your gravity
Knowing You are holding me
I’m not afraid


Feels like I’m falling and that’s what it’s like to believe
Feels like I’m falling and this is the life for me
(Francesca Battistelli / Ian Eskelin / Tony Wood) © 2008 Word Music, LLC (ASCAP) / Bridge Designer Music, Inc., Honest and Popular Songs (SESAC) (Adm. by Multisongs, Inc) / New Spring Publishing Inc., Row 9 Seat J Songs (ASCAP)

I love this song! Battistelli has a rich, almost 1940s sound to her voice. And the song, though it talks about something that’s kind of serious, is very upbeat and carefree. Some songs are like that, and I think it’s strange. For example, Mercy Me’s “So Long Self” is full of lighthearted rhythms and melodies, yet it’s talking about a radical and extreme attitude to life–not thinking about yourself. That’s not a common attitude in America today. But, back to “Letting Go.” I think I like it so much because I’ve been holding on so tightly to the dreams that I have for my life–namely getting married, having kiddos, having a nice house stocked with normal kitchen utensils that work and match :) and having the perfect job (or being the perfect teacher). This song prompts me to just let go of it! God has a plan, and I don’t need to worry about it or stress over it or get depressed about it. His plans for my life are far better than the meager ones I can dream up. And, He knows exactly what I need (and, truly, He is the only one who can find it for me!).

One quote that reminds me of this mindset of sacrifice I found in Corrie Ten Boom’s “The Hiding Place” (a book you MUST read!). She says, “I hold all things loosely; that way, it doesn’t hurt so bad when God pries my fingers off of them.”  So, I’m letting go!


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