Listen to the Voice that Matters
By Lori Bruton
They say, “Be still” but what about all the bills?
Isolated and quarantined; how can you show up and be seen?
Does it matter? Will anyone care or will there just be silence and blank stares?
Too many questions, not enough answers; one minute you think you know what to do,
But then are you to cease and desist… or continue to persist?
Feeling unqualified and out of date can leave you in a compromising state.
You know feelings lie; but when do you feel them and when do you say goodbye?
This world is in a crazy state, which can mess with your mind and perspective.
That’s when it’s time to shut off the noise, breathe, and be reflective.
You thought you found your voice to finally speak up,
Is anyone really listening? Or, should you just shut up?
Where did your gifts go? Are they still in sight and you wonder if you are meant to write?
People say, “You should know the answer.” What if you don’t for real?
Trying to figure it out makes you weary. I know how you feel.
There is no rescue in sight; you do your best to continue to fight.
Now enter Gideon, who didn’t think he was capable. He felt weak and discouraged.
God sent an angel who called him a mighty man of fearless courage.
That is not how Gideon saw himself, God saw his potential and called him what he could become.
Okay, now this poem is done. I need to run.
Why? Because I AM a writer with messages to share,
Even though not everyone will care.
The moral of this Lori Story is delight in your weaknesses and difficulties,
Because where I am weak, He is strong and so are you.
Choose to BELIEVE what God says about YOU.
(Read 2 Corinthians 12:10)