Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I'm afraid

I’m afraid to stand alone

I’m afraid to make enemies

I’m afraid of a world that doesn’t serve the Lord

I’m afraid of those who claim they do

 

I’m afraid of the priest in the white robe

I’m afraid of my neighbor in the pew

I’m afraid of people who aren’t afraid of me

And I’m afraid of myself

 

I’m afraid to find out who my friends are

I’m afraid I’ll scare them all away

I’m afraid to be hated

I’m afraid to make a mistake

 

I’m afraid I’ll fail

I’m afraid I’ll succeed

I’m I afraid I won’t make the cut

I’m afraid I will

 

I’m afraid to be the center of attention

I’m afraid to be ignored

I’m afraid to be scorned

I’m afraid to be loved

 

I want to praise God and not be ashamed

But I’m afraid I’ll make others uncomfortable

 

I don’t want to be afraid to raise my hands in tears

Or fall to my knees in worship

 

I want to face the fire like those 3 men in the Bible

I don’t want to be afraid to have my flesh ripped to shreds like Daniel

 

I don’t want to say things I don’t mean

And I don’t want to mean things I’m afraid to say

 

I’m afraid to do great things for God

I’m afraid I’ll do nothing

I’m afraid I’m going to rock the world

I’m afraid I won’t

 

I’m afraid of being persecuted

I’m afraid of comfort

I’m afraid of danger

I’m afraid of normal

 

I’m afraid great men and women don’t exist

I’m afraid they do

I’m afraid some people are special

I’m afraid that I am not

 

I’m afraid loving God means lots of pain

I’m afraid loving God is hard

I’m afraid of loving something else

I’m afraid I’ve got it all wrong

 

I’m afraid God loves me the way He loves Christ

I’m afraid that means sacrifice

I’m afraid to suffer

I’m afraid to die

 

I’m afraid I’ll be forgotten

I’m afraid no one will remember my name

I’m afraid to be hurt

I’m afraid of not knowing why

 

I’m afraid to be alone

I’m afraid of the dark

I’m afraid of attack

And I’m afraid I’m not strong

 

I’m afraid I have no talent

I’m afraid I have no skill

I’m afraid I’m weak

I’m afraid

 

I’m afraid in the end I won’t be afraid

I’m afraid I’ll find that this will all makes sense

I’m afraid that I’ll find fear far away

I’m afraid God will win in the end

 

I’m afraid fear doesn’t have a prayer

I’m afraid Satan will lose after all

I’m afraid I’ll realize the power of God

And in the end I won’t be afraid

1 comment:

  1. From another "fraidy cat" thank you for being honest. Thank you for being vulnerable!

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