I stare at my checklist,
The day’s almost past,
The agenda I thought to accomplish
I set out this morning
So confident and sure,
But the goals I had in mind to fulfill
I started out strong,
I wouldn’t say that I failed,
Things just came up that happened
To be… more important.
I can’t help that I’m busy,
Really, it’s not my fault!
The rigmarole of life is demanding,
Can’t you see…my reasoning?
I’m not trying to make excuses,
I own up to my flaws,
This relationship just entails more
Than I was prepared…to sacrifice.
I know He wants a friendship,
It’s difficult to squeeze Him in,
Time is of the essence, I guess
I just don’t see…His worth.
Sigh. Conviction starts to set in,
I wish I could dismiss it,
I neglected to seek His face today,
To read His word…even to pray.
I didn’t stop to give Him thanks
Or share His kindness with my neighbor,
My mind was set on earthly things-
Perhaps…I love this world.
I sit here starring at my checklist,
At empty boxes unfulfilled,
When I hear a silent whisper speaking,
I listen closer…the voice is His.
Gently His presence warms my soul,
The fear and shame quickly fade,
The duty’s I had ascribed to perform
“My child, believe I love you,
This will never change,
Whether you acknowledge Me or not
My love…it always remains.
Although it grieves Me much
That you do not turn My way,
At the day’s end the only question is
Child, did you choose…love?
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