The Least I Could Do

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Eight steps to a better life,
How to be a great wife,
All these laws I’ve kept from my youth.
“These aren’t about me, I’m living for You!”
Just do my best;
I’ll be just fine.
I’ve got a ticket to Heaven,
Better get in line.
I’m gonna get dressed
In my Sunday best.
I’m gonna look good;
You’ll be impressed.
I’ve done everything I can;
I’m Your best man.
Everybody knows
Where I stand.
I love those who love me.
Those who hate me are surely
Just filled with insecurity.
I workout,
I eat clean,
I do everything I can
To live green.
I do my part,
Yet I still look cool.
I follow all Your rules
And call it old-school.
Surely, You’ll be impressed.
I’ve got a track sheet 6 feet long,
And nothing to confess.
Truly, I deserve this;
I kept Your list.
I even saved
My first kiss.
What?! Of course it’s about You!
I did all the good could do
Why are You saying
You’re beginning to think
I’m looking more and more like
A pharisee?
Why are You calling me
To something can’t do,
Saying that’s how I best glorify You?
I heard You’re a God of love!
Nobody said tough love!
Not any club
I’m a part of.
Those sugar-coated messages
Were way easier to hear.
I felt so good
When they tickled my ears.
How dare You say
I can’t do this on my own?
How is it good news
I can’t do this alone?
You know me!
I don’t like to depend on anybody!
How could You say I dried up and died
The second I disconnected from Your vine?
Everybody said I was living the life!
So why aren’t You satisfied?
How could You tell me
I was worshipping self-
The biggest idol of hell?
And why would You say,
‘The best I can do
Has never pointed to You?’
That’s all I ever wanted!
I wanted to follow Your call!
But what’s in it for me,
If I gave up my all?
…And took up my cross,
And followed You.
Let You be my boss;
The least I could do.
But that’s what You want,
Isn’t it?
To call all the shots-
Be the biggest hit.
Let me bask in Your glory,
As You walk before me.
And finally walk free,
From the chains that have bound me.
That’s the reason You died.
May You be glorified.
If it’s not about me,
Then You get the glory.

-Luke 18:18-29

~*God is looking for people through whom He can do the impossible. What a pity we plan to do only the things that we can do by ourselves.*~
~A.W. Tozer