“For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God” (1 John 5.4-5 NLT).
You asked me to declare English when I wanted athletics.
You asked me to read when I lacked discipline.
You asked me to teach when I feared responsibility.
You asked me to remain, so they could break me.
You told me to write a book when I wanted a Ph.D.
You told me to lead when I lacked conviction.
You told me to stay home when I feared insignificance.
You told me to linger, so time would break me.
You ordered me to move in grace when I wanted perfection.
You ordered me to blog when I lacked wisdom.
You ordered me to combat when I feared brutality.
You ordered me to stand, so You did break me.
In my breaking, I have found freedom.
In my pain, I have claimed certain joy.
My eyes see eternity;
My ears the final trumpet.
Purpose quickens my pace,
And love levels my path.