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“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation, and go to the grave with the song still in them.” David Thoreau

In Walden, Thoreau wrote the thought that “the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation”. The second half of this quote was added later, but it perfectly emphasizes the meaning that Thoreau expressed in his writing.

Today, this quote can be applied to any working individual who has not yet found their purpose. They are simply trudging to work and living for the paycheck, hoping for the weekend to arrive so that they can fill the void in their life with useless pleasures.

This is Sad Clown syndrome. It affects everyone, but men are especially afflicted by it because we take on a burden of self-reliance for family finances, success and happiness.

We struggle alone, locked up in our own minds trying to work out the issue of self-worth. Afraid to show weakness. Weakness, we believe, is not becoming of a man or a professional. So we struggle alone until the sadness and depression sets in.

Our song locked up in us, never sung and never heard. Hidden away because we are afraid it isn’t good enough or it won’t make us enough money. This should not be the case.

Men and women of God need to live knowing that we are not meant to do this life on our own. We must know that our purpose and fulfillment come from being about the Father’s business and He will help us through. Our song and joy come from the Lord. And so too our provisions come from the Lord.

When your secular career and your talents line up, and you work as unto the Lord, that’s when the feeling of fullfilment starts to come. Then use the experience you gain from your day job in service for the kingdom and complete the process.

When we step out of our everyday routine and use our talent for the purpose that has been placed in us it may seem unnatural at first. Yet the feeling of fulfillment will be so worth it.

Sing your song for the Lord and don’t hide it until you die. Maybe the money wasn’t the most important thing when a life is assessed at the end of the journey. Maybe just being what God made us to be is enough.

Song of Praise in times of distress

When the enemy stand before me
You are there
When the storms of life surround me
You are there
When the trials of strife weigh heavy
You are there….

I call upon You, Lord
I call upon You, Lord
And I am saved
I call upon You, Lord
And …. I … am … saved!

You are worthy, Lord
You are worthy, Lord
You are worthy to be praised, Almighty God

You are my fortress,
You are my shield,
You are my comfort and my strength
You are worthy to be praised, Mighty God,


“I love You, O Lord , my strength.” The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the Lord , who is worthy to be praised, And I am saved from my enemies.
Psalms 18:1‭-‬3

“Great and marvelous are Your works, O Lord God, the Almighty”

“And I saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who had been victorious over the beast and his image and the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, holding harps of God. And they sang the song of Moses, the bond-servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying,

“Great and marvelous are Your works, O Lord God, the Almighty;

Righteous and true are Your ways, King of the nations!

“Who will not fear, O Lord,

and glorify Your name?

For You alone are holy;

For all the nations will come and worship before you,

for your righteous acts

have been revealed .””

Revelation 15:2‭-‬4 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/rev.15.2-4.NASB

Your Sweet Name

My God, my Jesus

How excellent is Your name

All authorities and kings

Pale beneath Your fame

My soul brings you worship

For all that I have gained

But all of it is worthless

Without Your sweet name

Chorus:

Your sweet name

More powerful than the oceans

Your sweet name

Commands the wind and rain

Your sweet name

Can heal the blind and broken

No sweeter thing ever spoken

Than Your name

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Copyright 2017, Author: Johnathan Sexton by inspiration during my morning walk around the third floor of my office building today.