Do I surrender myself to be used of God
or just proclaim that to be my desire?
Do I continue on as just an empty shell
while I boldly ask God to light my fire?
Is the outward sign that I show to others
the inward evidence of a changing me?
Am I living my life as a white-washed mask
fearful to show you the genuine me?
Is the Jesus in me truly shining through or
do I try to produce His image on an empty screen?
Am I a false prophet claiming to be a seeker of truth
or simply a poor actor in a walk-on part?
Do I merely strut my lines across the stage of life
or have I truly given God all of my heart?
For one tires so easily of having to perform in life
what in breathing does not come naturally to me.
If God is not the very essence of my life
how can I possibly share Him with you?
It does not take long in the bustle of life
until the genuine comes shining through.
God separates the wheat from the chaff
with a quick breath and brush of hand.
An act can be played out only so long
before the real person you begin to see.
I’d rather be God’s person deep in my heart
and not what you are thinking of me.
To be conformed to the image of Christ
is what I am genuinely wanting to be.
Psalm 37: 23 - 24 - “The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.”
1 Peter 1:7 - “These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold - though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials , it will bring you much praise and glory and honour on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.”