Since man took the fall and has been doing it tough,
Our hard lives weíve been trying to ease.
But what is physically good can be spiritually tough,
In our search for comfort weíve found disease.
Their are those who are vain and live for their looks,
Popularity and praise from others they seek.
But no preening will get us in Godís good books,
Fancy clothes wont help the spirit reach itís peak.
Some turn to drugs to get by day to day,
Their salvation is wrapped in plastic.
But as the high leaves they are left in dismay,
For their spirit is empty, searching and frantic.
Others live to be butterflies social,
With friends every night on the town.
In pleasures and revelry their attitude is parochial,
In iniquity they wallow, in corruption they drown.
There are those who fight to prove their merit,
At the slightest excuse theyíre in boots and all.
If itís violence we sow, 'tis violence we inherit,
Each punch and kick hastens the fall.
In desperation some turn to the Psychiatrists chair,
The answers to their troubles are sought.
But thereís no help to be found in the hypnotic stare,
In the humanist traps like rabbits theyíre caught.
Others relieve their hardship in a bottle or cocktail glass,
Through alcohol's mist, lifeís blade is blunt.
But into Godís kingdom the drunkard wont pass,
Although he may seek it and earnestly hunt.
There are those whoís lives revolve around lust,
The world of porn and self satisfaction.
But those moments of pleasure are not worth the cost,
Fornicators, for eternity pay for their actions.
These are only a few of mans means of retreat,
From the hard and cold facts of existence.
But we choose our own path and there's no way to cheat,
Donít bother with futile resistance.
Accept the fact that God is in charge,
And seek out his guidance and care.
Watch out for the traps of the Serpent at large,
And to salvation and glory youíll be an heir.
Lets take a good look at ourselves and determine where our priorities lie. If our lives revolve around ourselves and the numerous worldly ways we can keep our minds and bodies occupied, how can we devote ourselves to pleasing the Lord and doing his work? Although Iíve tried my hardest, I cant find a mention anywhere in the Word, about it being acceptable to forsake God on account of our own personal wishes. So no matter how deep our wants, or how hard the Lordís work may be, lets remember that whatever God may require of you, the sacrifice of Jesus for us was significantly greater.