Being easily pushed or pulled by the demands or expectations of others is much like a branch too easily swayed by the constantly shifting wind; it breaks. Snaps off from its source and dies. Be planted, rooted firmly, in love. Centered in His presence. Be peace and you will have peace.
When the solution is simple, God is answering.
The mind runs like a mustang
Unbroken by the boundaries,
The bridle that cuts at the chaff
The chagrin woe
The steel plow
The oil drills, spilling in volcanous spewing
And like a different kind,
The same breed
But race horse
Fills the pocket stash
Greed, gleans the collected man into composure
The pasture from his birth to freedom day
Nothing there beyond will his eye know of
Sure, the grain chews greasy in texture
Divides the whole
In two unleveled halves
We are assigned
The have nots; the haves
The common stream
From which both drink
The backwards flow
No beard on a mountain sings of hunger
No coin in the bank sings full
The stallion knows not of blue collars and class
His wisdom, either
Will not keep;
It’s perished just as soon
The moment’s passed
All the wild horses…
The beauty of a flower is admired by its bold colors, and its delicacy.
But something God showed me is the beauty that no one thinks much about; as the sun has set and the colors and delicacy are no longer visible, the beauty of the flower lies in its striking poise, its silent confidence as it reaches itself higher towards the sky above as if longing for the suns’s touch. The flower sits contrasted against a big blue everything, and in the stillness of the night it grows into its own perfect unseen beauty. The flower’s roots reach deeper down into the sleeping earth as the night slips over it like a gentle sorrow. It learns a new peace. And if we look closely enough, we discover a concrete beauty that can’t be seen in the delicacy of daylight. We see a force of life that rests wakefully in waiting for the world to arise from its slumber.
Sitting patiently in the unknowing is actually what true strength looks like. The colorful beauty follows from the quiet strength.