How narrow my focus has been!
Who am I to magnify myself, to put my own desires before the desires of the One Who made the hands that I am typing with, the eyes with which I see, and the mind which is formulating these words as I go?
Why do I settle for frivolity when Eternity is staring me in the face?
Why do I treat this privileged position like dirt?
Why do I fill my day with everything conceivable (and some things not) EXCEPT those things which will never fade?
Why do You tolerate my insolence?
Why do I resign You the back burner when You should be at the forefront?
What can I do to change this pattern?
Where is my love for Your Word? Where is my desire to seek You at the expense of EVERYTHING ELSE?!?
Won’t You spark my passion anew?
Won’t You help me live for You?
Won’t You exalt Yourself in my actions, thoughts, and being?
Won’t You consume my heart and show me that my petty pursuits are MEANINGLESS?
Or am I doomed to be cursed as such until I see You face-to-face?
I’ve become dry (Wash me with Your life)
I cannot comply (Break me down)
I need this old life to die (Raise me with You to life anew)
I want this pattern to fly (Heal my mind and give me focus)
So why do I push You aside?
May I see things as You do. May Eternity fill my sight and filter all my experiences and attitudes. May I settle for nothing less.
Lord, I come, please hear my plea.
Now, let Your grace wash over me.
Reshape my priorities,
Until Your face is all I see.