I cannot do all I want to do
limitations on me on all sides
but I know I serve a Living God
and His reward is for me
to know of His goodness
regardless of circumstances,
He does not leave me alone
even though my heart aches
for company, someone to share
with me in life all that is good;
I prefer to sacrifice all to grow
into God's will and
be in His place for me
wherever it may be.
I would rather stumble a thousand times
Attempting to reach a goal,
Than to sit in a crowd
In my weather-proof shroud,
A shriveled and self-satisfied soul.
I would rather be doing and daring
All of my error-filled days,
Than watching and waiting, and dying
Smug in my perfect ways.
I would rather wonder and blunder,
Stumbling blindly ahead,
Than for safety's sake
Least I make a mistake
Be sure, be safe, be dead.
Dear Lord God, please give me a passion to live for You
and invest my life in a worthwhile cause.
Give me the courage to not shrink back
because of criticism from those
who oppose truth and your work.
Thank you for hearing and answering my prayers,