"The food that keeps me going is that I do the will of the One who sent me, finishing the work he started." John 4:34 (MSG)
What will be the point? I wonder.
This is what I stop to ponder.
Of all the time it took to teach,
Years preparing me to reach,
So much behind me now I know.
Lost, so easily away I throw
These seconds, minutes, gone too fast
Hours and days not meant to last
How careless, expending energy each day
On frivolous choices; shards of clay
Inside there beats a grander scheme
Focused there it feels supreme
Harkening to others' awakening dreams
Giving a push until fear careens
In its place, they find their feet
Planted in soil; life replete
Uncovering secrets some found too late
Rather found sooner, there's no debate
A life spent without a theme, no mean,
Might as well have never been
While wondering, how much I'd squander
A heartmap led me toward a way fonder
Peaceful, observing more closely than ever
Gazing into eyes of souls, whoever
Listening for clues in this endeavor
Waking at last to my forever.
So, how will you waste your life? Which will it be from the list below?
A) Waste-to use carelessly, selfish, risky
B) Waste-to use or expend with no vision or plan
C) Waste-to use or expend extravagantly with purpose driven by your passion for good.
I choose C. I will waste away, at following my passions and callings to lift others up; sending them whole and on their way.
"Shadow" photo credit to Christian Philip Krull, IV