Can I Share What I See
As I look at you, there is something different that I see.
It is not just a fault or a bad habit,
But sin lurking deep underneath.
A desire to rebel and run free
In the darkness that binds and oppresses
Keeping you from receiving God’s peace
It may appear to be appealing
But to me, it is revealing
Of the struggle that you are in
The things you are desiring will only bring hurt and dis-ease, my friend
And God gave His Son on Calvary
Just so that you and I could be free from these sins
Resist that urge to walk back into that state of immorality
Stand steadfast in the freedom that Christ died to give you and me
Hold tight to the character and grace that empowers us to stay in His will
Receive and stand in His Love and Faithfulness it never fails
Your demeanor has changed.
And you speech sounds strange
with mumbles of discontent and hints of rebellion.
Talk is not cheap,
but it reveals what I cannot always visually see --
That you have faltered and that the enemy has deceived.
Your views have skewed, taking for granted God’s grace.
Remember He always there to strengthen you even here in this place.
Where the lust seems overwhelming, and the temptation tries to bind.
Where the devil seeks to steal from you and vex your mind.
As I look on, it distresses me.
I come not with a hidden agenda.
I only want to see you free and not hindered.
Maybe you did not see the danger,
Amid the fog and haze of desire
They hid the ledge you were walking towards that ends with a fall
filled With jagged rocks and strong waves,
That batter, discourage, and overwhelm
people like you and me
Take my hand, and let’s walk away
Let’s choose to stay in the light
Where the tricks of the enemy do not deceive
No need to throw up your walls or shout
This is not about which one of us is better or knows best
Or judging to condemn or Demeaning to disparage
This is about keeping your soul
From unnecessary toll, pain, and distress
This is about realizing God’s knows what is truly best
And has the means and desire to help us with the rest.
May the words of this poem speak to your heart encouraging you to be accountable to those in the Body of Christ realizing words of correction or warning are given from a place of love and care. May it also encourage us to speak the things that we see in humility and compassion to those who have strayed. Honoring the process and valuing the impact a word of accountability can have on changing the trajectory of someone's path. Let us speak words of observation that call others to reconciliation, healing, and relationship.
2 Corinthians 5:20 (NLT). "So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God! For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ."