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This poetry reflection is dedicated to all those who have felt the call of God upon their lives. It came about after much soul-searching. I pray it is a blessing to you and those whom you may be led to share it with.
Oh, dear searching soul, have you lost the purpose of your call?
Do you wonder what is the meaning of it all?
You are in burnout
You have given all you can give
The well-spring of your life is gone
Your spiritual life is in a parched desert
You are angry at God and life
You have more questions of God than answers
Your family feels distant from you
Your children have given up on spending time with you
Your wife says you are a stranger, spending more time loving others than her
You sit and wonder where did all that passion go, for the Lord who loves you so?
You can spend more time doing than being
That’s when you stop seeing your call
God doesn’t measure how much you love Him by how much you do for Him
What He wants is your heart
That’s where your calling does start
If your love has run dry
it’s okay for you to cry
Your Father hears your pain
Desires for you to love Him again
Cast on Him your every care
Know in your questions He’s always there
If you need to take a spiritual retreat, go and let God and His counselors
help your weary soul, spirit, mind and body to treat
If you are in burnout remember that Christ and His followers took time
from their call to rest, so they for others could be their best
This my prayer for you would be
Your calling you would always see
Take time yourself to renew
That’s when you are the best you
Let others help you with your call
Don’t try to do it all
To God let your spirit fly
Always take time to pray to Father Adonai
Karen Osborne B.A. Christian Clinical Counseling St. James the Elder Theological Seminary, graduate divinity student at Trinity College University of Toronto. D.Sc. in Psychology, St. James the Elder Theological Seminary. Kevin Osborne, B. Th. Canada Christian College & Graduate School. B.A., M.A. Christian Clinical Counseling, M.A-Th.D. Applied Theology student majoring in Psychology St. James University, D.D., D.Sc. Christian Clinical Counseling, Diplomate in Traumatology American Board of Traumatology Examiners of St. James the Elder Theological Seminary, Diplomate in Creative Ministry St. James the Elder Theological Seminary. Kevin Osborne is a member of The Word Guild, which is a Christian writer’s group. Please go tohttps://thewordguild.com for further information.
Posted on February 2, 2016, in Poetry and tagged burnout, call, Christ, desert, disciples, family, God, husband, life, love, marriage, mind's seat, prayer, spiritual, wife. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.