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February 29, 2012

Then You

By Anthony Wade

Then You


Then You

The waves of loneliness

Crashed upon my beach for too long

The valley always seemed deep and vast

Going through, only going through

Choosing wrong and blaming God

Ironic stupidity

Man's propensity for perpetual misery

Self imposed, self imposed

Then you

Prideful self, standing tall

Self made, legend in my own mind

The way is always harder

The path is always longer

When we don't start on our knees

In a battle of wills, it is better to lose this one

Submission never easy but the path to righteousness

His of course, we have none

But the trail is still long and the soul is still lonely

Then you

As the last prophet said long ago

I must decrease so He may increase

I can do nothing under my own strength

But what is impossible with man

God makes possible

We go through life in fear

Fear of speaking

Fear of dying

Fear of living

Fear of being

Fear of the unknown

Fear of being together

Fear of being apart

Fear of being alone

Then you

Fear of failure

Fear of success

Fear of being weak

Fear of how strong we truly are

Fear of potential

Fear of changing the world around us

Fear of the world changing around us

Fear of taking action

Fear of the impotence of inaction

Fear of walking through this world

Fear of walking alone

Then you

But God did not give us a Spirit of fear

He gave us a Spirit of love

But we fail to show His love enough

He gave us a Spirit of power

But we walk in shackles

He gave us a Spirit of a sound mind

But we allow corruption to defile

Break the shackles

Show His love

Walk in His mind and be not alone again

Then God

And He sent me you

Then you

And I will yet praise Him for you every day

And share the beach He has prepared for us

To calm the waves of this life

To speak to the storm with the faith the disciples could not muster that day

To leave pride and fear behind

And move forward to grasp

What He has grasped me for

To take hold

Of what He has taken hold of me for

Then God, then you, then me


Authors Bio:
Credentialed Minister of the Gospel for the Assemblies of God. Owner and founder of 828 ministries. Vice President for Goodwill Industries. Always remember that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.