-Motivational Blog Posts To Encourage You To Stay On The Mainstream Path Of Faith-
The billowing waves roll over the deep
As the flux of waters hurdle me.
Pulling me under, the tides flip me around.
Terror overwhelms me. Which ways up? Which ways down?
My eyes and lungs fill with brine.
The thought of drowning comes to mind.
Uncontrollably tossed by the ocean’s torment,
I’m unable to release the grip of the current.
Not willing to go down without a fight,
I swim in the dark hoping to find light.
Allowing my hope to be my guide,
I’m able to find where the surface resides.
I gasp for air as I rise from the sea.
I have never been so thankful to breathe!
I scan the offing to find what is near.
Although it is dark, I see lights from the pier!
Relief rushes over me as I swim to shore
Leaving behind the control of the storm.
My hope in Christ now directs each stride.
No longer on emotions will I rely.
Slowly, but surely, I arrive at the shore.
I sit back and ponder the storm I endured.
Emotion-led choices had caused me to stray.
One moment on shore, next drifting away.
I was so caught up in all the emotion;
Wisdom was silenced by the commotion.
I now see the danger in life led by emotion;
They pull on heartstrings like a storm in the ocean.
No longer blind passion will lead me astray;
My hope in Christ will guide my way.
I hope you enjoyed my poem! I was inspired to write this poem when reading in my devotions about the reasons people make choices. Choices are most commonly made either for the sake of consequences or identity.
I can say from experiences in my own life, there are many choices that I have made either out of avoiding a consequence or out of fear of depleting my status. I think a great example is an advertisement! When I am asked to buy a product, the ad usually focuses on one of these two things.
“Want your hair to look great? Then you NEED to buy this product.”
“Don’t be at risk when buying car parts. Buy our car parts for the most reliability.”
“Need new eyewear? Our fashion designed glasses will make you look brand new!”
Okay, I obviously made these up, but I hope I get my point across. The market corners people, trying to make one feel the need to buy what they have. If one doesn’t buy, then they will either suffer the consequences or take damage to one’s identity score.
There is something to learn here for everyday life. The market tries to cause choices that are led by emotions. They want one to make a judgment call, not based on wisdom, but on one’s feelings.
I think the saturation of these emotion-led choices surrounding everyday life makes it a habit to practice this in situations that become dangerous. Often times, even in my own life, I make a decision based on how I feel instead of on what I know. This sadly leads to mistakes and sometimes even emotional pain.
I’ve made choices out of love, anger, or even fear that have caused me to ask myself, “Why didn’t I just think?”
We’ve all made mistakes like this before. These choices can hurt relationships, lead us off track of goals, and often times lead us astray from God. More often than not, listening to the voice of emotions is usually the selfish voice of our flesh.
(Jeremiah 17:9 KJV) The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
Instead of look at ourselves as the focus of attention, we need to change focus. We need to lock our gaze upon Christ, who we as Christians find our identity.
If I’m going to make a decision, the consequence I should consider is: “Will this hurt my relationship with God?”
If I’m going to make a decision, the identity I should consider is Christ’s, NOT mine.
Let’s keep our focus on Christ as life faces us with decisions. I hope that this poem is an encouragement to us, and will cause us to remember for who we make our decisions.
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Hi, I am Michael Jaymes. I am 20 years old, and decided to start writing in the winter of 2017. I have always loved writing, and I get to pour out that passion in my blog. I want to be a motivation, an encouragement, and edify my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ that come to MainstreamBlog. I have made my life motto, "I just want to be a blessing." This is where I live that out!