Change

There’s bad in the world

 

There’s good in the world

 

But, where does it live?

 

Where is good and bad, really?

 

Isn’t it in the hearts and minds of mankind?

 

I do pray, but I can’t tell outside me that anything has been changed by God because of me and my invisible prayers

 

God doesn’t change

 

Why would he?

 

He doesn’t have to answer to anyone

 

He calls the shots

 

I have changed though

 

Sometimes, out of sheer necessity

 

I can look back through my life and see that it’s so

 

I can verify that

 

I learned a valuable lesson in life that I can change no one but me

 

And, it’s been mighty hard

 

At times, very easy

 

Change is good

 

Change is bad

 

But, only I can make me change

 

I can’t change you

 

No one likes to be changed

 

No one can be made to change

 

They have to muster up their own motivation

 

I keep telling myself I can change

 

And, I know I still can

 

Because, I did so before on many occasions

 

Sometimes, I did it for the wrong reasons

 

I changed for someone else because they wanted me to change

 

Then, when I did

 

They didn’t want me anymore

 

Because, I was not the same person they met in the beginning

 

Funny how that works

 

There are still some things about me I want to change

 

It never happens when I want it to

 

It happens in its own time although the basic me will never change

 

Sometimes, we’re not quite ready for a change in ourselves or surroundings

 

I know that I can change the way I look at things even though I’m old and set in my ways

 

God has all the time he wants to do whatever it is he does

 

And, I know his work is hidden from my eyes and ears

 

I’m sure he feels it’s none of my damned business what he does, how he thinks, and all that garbage

 

I’m just me trying to get by and get to the next level

 

Because when you think you’re wise

 

Life proves you wrong

 

And, sometimes when something changes in you

 

You can’t figure out if it made your life worse or better

 

You may still have the wrong idea

 

You may never know what’s up or down about it

 

Like the wisest men, I don’t have endless time here on earth to think things out like God does

 

My time here is a mere speck of sand in eternity

 

Yet, In the meantime…

 

My body changes, my mind changes, and my spirit changes

 

From head to toe

 

Straight down to the place my soul lives

 

Wherever that is

 

No one knows

 

Or, will ever find out…

 

 

 

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About Steven Humphreys

I live in 'sunny' California with my lovely wife, three wonderful cats and very handsome dog! I write a lot these days about different subjects I have a 'heartfelt and deep-seated' interest in. I surely hope you will find my articles 'interesting and informative' as well. I sincerely appreciate your interest and you are welcome to visit here as often as you'd like. You can read more 'about me' within this site. Thank you for visiting!
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