Sometimes things take a while to sink in with me. Case in point, today’s spotlight featured artist is one that I have actually seen before but I didn’t realize it was him until I started researching for this article.
Micah Tyler put out a fun song back in 2016 that went viral- called, You’ve Gotta Love Millennials. The song had over 21 million views on social media, and I remember seeing it plenty of times through my facebook feed.
When describing the song in an interview with the Christian Post, Micah explained, “As a millennial myself, I’ve heard so many hard stereotypes that have been firmly attached to my generation. Instead of shying away or ignoring any of them, I figured we might as well laugh about them together! Humor is such a disarming force…“
The song wasn’t just for poking fun at his own generation however, he created the video to debut at a leaders conference at Watermark Church in Dallas, Texas, which drew over 700 church leaders from all over the world- hoping it would break down barriers between the generations.
One can figure that only God would direct this guy who once delivered sausage throughout South East Texas to become a voice for Him over the airwaves a decade later.
“There’s times where I’ll just go to the Lord and ask Him, “God would you make the things around me change? Just so I can be ok. Like I’m trying to do my best right now and I feel like I’m doing good, but things around me are just really messed up and they’re hard right now. Could you just make these things different?” There’s times where God answers that prayer by just helping calm some storms around us and fixing things around us, but there’s also just times and I’m learning this right now that we can’t rely on Him to make everything different around us. There’s times where God puts us in situations where He can make us different so that we can live inside of the moments that He’s put in front of us, so we can be the change that we feel like needs to happen around us.”
He hasn’t been on the music scene much longer than 2016, but his songs are inspiring and great reminders of a Glorious God who is there through all circumstances. I’ve posted the “story behind” version of his song Different before, but it’s worth repeating because testimonies such as this help others who are facing so many difficulties through their own seasons, and showing that people are not alone in their struggles.
I can so identify what he says in the testimony here, about asking God to change me, so I can handle things that He’s walking me though. I think a lot of folks could identify with that, or at least come to understand there are bigger purposes to our struggles and hurts, than just life.
I posted this latest from him not too long ago- I’ve only just started hearing it on the radio within the last few months, but again, the lyrics are just incredible in touching that part of me that just wants to lay down and quit sometimes…
Even when it feels like my world is shaken
Even when I’ve had all that I can take
You never let me go, whoa
And even when the waters won’t stop rising
Even when I’m caught in the dead of a night
No matter how it ends
You’re with me even then…
To put things bluntly, Micah’s music (and that of some of the other artists’ we’ve shone the spotlight on) have reminded me and given me hope when there doesn’t seem to be much of that anymore.
No matter what, no matter where…. God is with me… And He is with you too, if you put your whole heart, soul and trust in Him.
I hope everyone has a beautiful and blessed day, and find some more of his songs that you love to listen to.