Try.Harder::Give-up.Self

what is it that calls us to be more, to be better than we are now?
what is it that holds us back, that keeps us from advancing in truth?
how long will we reach for something greater than ourselves, yet without seeking something greater than ourselves?

how long will we strive for peace, acceptance, security, and love; yet never seeking the one who can hold them all perfectly?
for we work, we toil, we strain… to live under the law, all to make ourself better, to be seen as good…

for we dwell on our faults, as we also dwell on our gifts… all to pile worry upon our minds, and fill our heads with pride…
is it all for not?

or is it energy put to the wrong task?
rid your self of destruction, cast your wants aside, seek not your own benefit above all…

acknowledge what it is that calls you to greater things, and acknowledge that you can never do anything of worth yourself…
give up self, lay aside your pride, and seeking that which is greater and higher than your loftiest goals…

seek the one who can teach you how, how to have all that which you have tried in vain to garner for yourself…
stop trying harder, and fall upon the grace that is offered you…

stop believing in your self, and believe in Him…
trust in God to care for you, and to change you, seeking only your good…

trust in God who died that you might have life, seeking to give you Joy…
all this in truth give yourself up to God

  

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About truthslinger

I am a husband, a father and a follower of God. I feel called to express my love for God through verse.
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