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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Launch Out Into the Deep-Guest Blog

Most kids grow up with big dreams that seem very possible to attain.  They often stare off into space and think about that day when those hopes and dreams will come to fruition.  Along the way, as some kids grow, limitations, doubts, insecurities and a myriad of other issues start to slow down those dreams.  Although there is still hope, the light starts to fade as an uncertain future seemingly awaits the child that once had a faith that could move many mountains.  The unsure child grows into an adult that is full of discouragement, lack of faith, depression and many times, bitterness that brews waiting to lash out at the world.  It takes hope, faith and trust in God for a person who doubts to look beyond their limitations and see their circumstances through the eyes of faith.

The Fight Toward Destiny

Courage is needed to take steps
toward your destiny.
It would be nice if smooth paths
were laid out right there in front of me.
Aspirations for tomorrow sometimes
 fade away like the wind.
Maybe the prize was so close and
discouragement kept me from the end.
Fear creeps in and takes away
just like a thief in the night.
Will we ever know if that dream
will shine like stars in the sky so bright?
The hope for smooth roads
went away halfway through the trip.
Fear started raising so many
doubts and faith did take a dip.
The strong will hold on every
 day and fight with all their might
when fear comes around to steal
 those dreams in the middle of the night.

Goodbye Fear

You can’t keep me in the same environment like you did for so many years.
I replace everything you tried to give me; you see, I’m still standing here.
Your words were really convincing as they pierced my very being.
You told me to stop a long time ago and do away with those foolish dreams.
Your eviction notice is on the table so pack your bags and close the door.
I’m changing the locks when you leave. Fear, you’re not welcome here anymore.

Selah:  "Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life
(Proverbs 13:12).

Words of the Wise:  “Even if things don't unfold the way you expected, don't be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end.” ― Daisaku Ikeda

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