Inside Out

My life before was lived in a haze

Looking at life through a blurry gaze

Living for myself is how I spent my days

Not seeing the error of my ways

On occasion I’d lend a helping hand

Careful not to compromise my place where I’d stand

But living this way didn’t let me expand

Keeping me prisoner within my own barren land

Then came that day I figured it out

My life, though mine, me it’s not about

God placed his spirit within me, and without a doubt

Changing who I was, turning me inside out

With Him at my core

I yearn to do more

I’m not sure what He has in store

But I want to become what He created me for

You may ask what’s different in me from before

Well, God changed my heart when I opened the door

Giving my life to His son, whose sinless flesh was torn

He gave his life, erasing my sins, in Him I’m now reborn

My focus now is not on me, but others

He’s using me to help my sisters and brothers

Placing in my heart the plight of those without fathers or mothers

And those with nowhere to turn, forsaken by all others

God’s taken me to a place I’d never thought I’d be

Because of His spirit dwelling now within me

Using me as an example so others can see

How serving others instead of ourselves brings Him glory

How I remember that day I figured it out

My life, though mine, me it is not about

God place His spirit in me, and without a doubt

Changed who I was, turning me inside out

Copyright 2007  Brian Dean Stoddard

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