No pressure to perform…

I have been informed
of how to conform
to this culture of performance

I went along:
Perform, perform
until I was so deformed of conforming
that the only option left was to be transformed

by Truth and Grace
from the One who is Love
into the unique me
that was waiting, no aching
to be set free

So now I simply am
I am simply
I am content
I am loved, accepted and a friend
I am creative and fun
I am happy and healthy
Peace that is priceless
makes me wealthy
with enjoyment, wonder and awe.

I am on my way forward
since I surely arrived
at this place of rest
where I ceased to strive
where my deadness could
finally die
and His life in me burst forth
and I became truly alive!

It is what it is and it cannot be what it isn’t.

Many years ago, in 1995 I became aware of God our Father speaking to me for the first time. I was 22 years old and on my way to the shop to buy a Bible. I had owned one before, but read it so rarely that I did not notice when I lost it. Now things were rather desperate and I simply had to get my head into those pages and almost literally eat them!

I can still remember what He said: “I will change you by changing the way you think.” Wow! I liked that and I knew I needed to have a thorough overhaul of how I thought. When I got the Bible I found Romans 12. Verse 2 reads: “And do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

This process is ongoing and it just keeps on getting better! What a relief to finally know and rest in His love. I am enough. He only ever wanted my company.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Love this poem, Thia!

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  2. keysinyourhand says:

    Thank you Mary.

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