Thursday, March 4, 2010

Running

This is part 2 of "The Wilderness" poem that I wrote for our young adult meeting called, AWAKE. The focus was centered around allowing God to mold us in the place of transition and solitude. To stop running and to allow God to change us...
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THE RUNNER POEM”
By Terri

I LIKE TO RUN FROM THINGS
AND SOMETIMES HIDE FROM THINGS
ESPECIALLY WHEN I’M ASKED TO LAY DOWN MY LIFE
OR, STEP OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE
IF THAT HAPPENS, THEN MY FEAR SINGS

SINGS LOUDER THAN MY SURRENDER
LOUDER THAN MY OBEDIENCE
HENCE, LOUDER THAN SAYING YES TO YOUR WAYS
MY, EARS ARE DEAF AND DUMB TO YOU
BECAUSE, THE ONLY THING I HEAR
ARE THE WINGS ON MY SHOES TAKING FLIGHT
THAT‘S RIGHT, I - LIKE TO RUN FROM THINGS

BUT DON’T SAY IT TOO LOUDLY, I’VE GOT A REPUTATION TO UPHOLD
I’VE GOT TO KEEP WEARIN’ THIS MASK AND ACTIN’ ALL COOL
BUT ON THE INSIDE I’M COLD
TRUTH BE TOLD, I DETERMINE WHAT MY HAPPINESS BRINGS
…UNTIL LIFE GETS ROUGH. SO I GUESS EVEN THE TOUGH
RUN FROM THINGS

FORGET PACING, I’M SPRINTING TO FAR AWAY PLACES
I’M JUMPING OVER OPPORTUNITY AND HIDING IN
CORNERS AND SMALL SPACES
THIS RACE IS, KINDA LIKE A MARATHON, YEP
I’M TIGHTENING MY LACES, I’M RUNNING FROM
FEAR OF REJECTION AND HIDING FROM OTHER PEOPLES FACES
BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT YOU DO WHEN YOU
RUN, FROM THINGS

THERE’S NO EXCUSE FOR RUNNING
IT’S ALWAYS PURPOSEFUL AND WITH REASON
YOU’RE EITHER RUNNING TO SOMETHING OR AWAY FROM SOMETHING
YOU’RE EITHER RUNNING TO EMBRACE OR TO ESCAPE THE SEASON
INSTEAD OF LEAVIN’, GOD - WANTS - YOU - FOR - HIMSELF…

REMEMBER THAT EVEN IN YOUR TRANSITION
OR PLACE OF ISOLATION
GOD’S DELAYS CAN BE PAINFUL AND TRYING
BUT BE PATIENT, EXERCISE DEVOTION AND DIRECT YOUR CRYING
TO HIM AND STOP, RUNNING, AWAY…
IN HIM IS SUFFICIENCY AND DEEPER LEVELS OF DEPENDENCY
INTIMACY AND REVELATION
HIS DELAYS ARE EXCELLENT, HIS WAYS HONORABLE
HIS TIMING - CRUCIAL
JUST KNOW THAT IN YOUR TRANSITION OR,
PLACE OF ISOLATION - THE RETURN WILL BE FRUITFUL

I, LIKE TO RUN TO THINGS
AND SOMETIMES CONQUER THINGS
ESPECIALLY WHEN I’M ASKED TO LAY DOWN MY LIFE
OR, STEP OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE
WHEN THAT HAPPENS, THEN MY SOUL SINGS -

CRY OUT TO THE LORD WITH YOUR VOICE
AND HE, WILL, UNBURDEN YOUR HEART

1 comment:

SMiLE ~ JESUS LOVES YOU said...

Oh, Terri that is beautiful!!!! I loved this. I feel the same way sometimes. You're such a wonderful writer!! love you and have a wonderful weekend! :)