A Little More Than Useless

To be honest my son, Massey, hooked me up with the name of my blog – More Than Useless. He is a Relient K fan (I like them, too) and this is a song title from their 2004 release, MMHMM.  I like the title because it communicates very clearly how I feel quite often, the chorus in particular:

And sometimes I think that I’m not any good at all
And sometimes I wonder why, why I’m even here at all

I go through life day after day and truly wonder if I am making any real difference at all. But then it goes on to say,

But then you assure me
I’m a little more than useless
And when I think that I can’t do this
You promise me that I’ll get through this
And do something right
Do something right for once

Only through Christ are we “more than useless”.

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♪♫♪ More Than Useless ♫♪♫

I feel like, I would like
To be somewhere else doing something that matters
And I’ll admit here, while I sit here
My mind wastes away and my doubts start to gather

Whats the purpose? It feels worthless
So unwanted like I’ve lost all my value
I can’t find it, not in the least bit
and I’m just scared, so scared that I’ll fail you

[Chorus]
And sometimes I think that I’m not any good at all
And sometimes I wonder why, why I’m even here at all
But then you assure me

I’m a little more than useless
And when I think that I can’t do this
You promise me that I’ll get through this
And do something right
Do something right for once

So I say if I can’t, do something significant
I’ll opt to leave most opportunities wasted
And nothing trivial, that life could give me will
Measure up to what might have replaced it

Too late look, my date book
Is packed full of days that were empty and now gone
And I bet, that regret
Will prove to get me to improve in the long run

[Chorus]

I’m a little more than useless
And I never knew I knew this
Was gonna the day, gonna be the day
That I would do something right
Do something right for once

I notice, I know this
Week is a symbol of how I use my time
Resent it, I spent it
Convincing myself the world’s doing just fine
Without me
Doing anything of any consequence
Without me
Showing any sign of ever making sense
Of my time , it’s my life
And my right, to use it like I should
Like he would, for the good
Of everything that I would ever know

I’m a little more than useless
When I think that I can’t do this
You promise me that I’ll get through this
And do something right
Do something right for once

I’m a little more than useless
And I never knew I knew this
Was gonna the day, gonna be the day
That I would do something right
Do something right for once

Thiessen, M. (2004). More Than Useless [Relient K]. On MMHMM [MP3 file].  Franklin, TN: Gotee Records.

 

2 thoughts on “A Little More Than Useless”

  1. Great one Thom! None of us are Useless when we do our best to strive to do even little things that matter to the Lord. Help us not to dwell on those thoughts because we know we are useful in your sight.

  2. Hey, it’s great to read and kind of like picking one’s brain a bit getting us to look in a little deeper than we would many times on a daily basis.

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