Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I'm Just Me!

I need to tell myself..."Don't be proud as a peacock!"
Cuz in reality..."I ain't all that!"


I’m Just Me

I’m just me...that’s all that I can say
I can’t be like you…or all the rest, cuz I’m just made this way!

I don’t like to watch football…it makes me feel nervous and undone
I just don’t really understand it, and in the end I don’t care who’s won

That doesn’t make me better, or any worse than you
I’m sure that there is something that you don’t get into

I’m just me…that’s all that I can say
I can’t be like you…or all the rest, cuz I’m just made this way!

I love spring and autumn, much better than the freezing cold or the burning heat
But hey, if you like winter and summer, that’s fine with me; I’m not trying to compete

To each their own… in tastes and desires... I don’t really want you to change
I’m just saying that I know what I like… and I’m not planning to rearrange!

I’m just me…that’s all that I can say
I can’t be like you…or all the rest, cuz I’m just made this way!

I like peace and quiet… and I like for things to be calm
But if you like wild and crazy, that’s just fine…I don’t have a qualm

It takes all kinds of people to make the world go round
So let’s just… live and let live… and not bring trouble into this town

I’m just me…that’s all I can say
I can’t be like you…or all the rest, cuz I’m just made this way!

We’re told to love our neighbors and also our enemies too
Some people only love themselves and don’t care what others do

Yet others want to put you down because you’re not like them
I say that that just isn’t right…to beat them down… just on a whim

What happened to the freedoms that America was founded on?
The way things look out there today, I’d say they’re pretty much gone!

I’m just me…that’s all that I can say
I can’t be like you…or all the rest, cuz I’m just made this way!

I wish that we would be like God and love everyone the same
Instead of hating others just because they won’t play our game

There is freedom in Christ Jesus… but not freedom to offend, or to cause someone to fall
I say it’s time to stop and ask if I’ve done that at all?

Cuz if I have… then I’m ashamed and the Lord will be my judge
And if you see others doing the same just give them a friendly nudge

Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me
For dying to self is an on-going task, but it sets the prisoner free

Free to start esteeming others… far above yourself
Reaching out to others in Christ’s love… being happy to share His wealth

If we’d all just put down the boxing gloves and lay them at Jesus’ feet
I think we’d all be better off…and life could be oh so sweet

So next time I put my wall up…I hope the Lord helps me knock it to the ground
And if you’re up on the pedestal too, I hope that you’ll climb down

It doesn’t hurt us to be gentle, or to try to listen to our foes
We should just ask Jesus to help us, and to keep us on our toes

“Speak the truth in love”… sounds easy… but why do I so often fail?
“I’m just me”… gets in the way… and self too often prevails

We think that we’re not guilty and that what we do is alright
But even when we think we aren’t pious…our actions can cause a big fight

It’s ok to have things we like to do, but let’s give them all to the Lord
“He remembers that we are but dust”…yet He wants us to live in one accord

“I’m just me” is a cop out…cuz I’m nobody without YOU on my side
From now on “it’s just you… Lord”…and help me to let go of my pride

Written by Linda Hogeland
December 2010


5 comments:

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hello Sweetheart~
Thank you for visiting me. I really like this post. Have a blessed day!

Jenilee said...

Tonight, Abby was laying on the floor at church and she yelled, "I feel just like a PEACOCK!" it was out of the blue and so funny! now you have this pic up on your blog :)

Kristin said...

Such truth in this poem! The Lord is helping me every day to be less selfish and to learn to put others needs before my own. You're right....it's an ongoing process. Love ya!

croleyc69 said...

Very beautiful. I enjoyed it so much.

Caroline

Deanna said...

Hello Linda!
May you have a sweet day.
Hope you are feeling better. So sorry you have been under the weather.
Said a prayer for you.

Everyday seems to have different challenges.
Sure hoping I get all the things done and ready for a very festive Christmas.

Thankful I still have a few days left on the calendar before my husband's Christmas Eve Birthday and Christmas.

Always love hearing from you.

Glad you are yourself!
God bless,
d