I’ve been surrounded
I’ve been corrected
And usually when needed.
I’m not always perfect.
To have wisdom I must let God fill me daily.
I’ve been misunderstood
I’ve been rejected
And sometimes by fellow believers.
I’m not always accepted.
To obey God I must withstand criticism willingly.
I’ve been mocked
I’ve been ridiculed
And often while standing for truth.
I’m not always popular.
To follow Christ I must do so unashamedly.
I’ve been broken
I’ve been tested
And likely to prove my faith.
I’m not always untroubled.
To mature I must endure hardships prayerfully.
I’ve been daunted
I’ve been humbled
And always after succumbing to pride.
I’m not always yielded.
To please God I must surrender fully.
I’ve been found
I’ve been loved
And not because of anything I deserved.
I’m not ever worthy.
To abide in God I must accept His grace completely.
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