Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Approval

Yearning to belong
Changing to fit in
Longing to hear praises
Finding worth therein

Growing into wisdom
Learning of true worth
Found in His approval
Came with my new birth.

This is my poem for the Random Acts of Poetry prompt at The High Calling.
I am also linking to Emily's imperfect prose (you must read her post - it is so beautiful)

Blessings,
Linda

20 comments:

S. Etole said...

True worth ... in Him ... oh, yes.

Maxine said...

Wow, Linda. What a gift. You are so right. Our only place of approval or worth is in Christ only. Thanks for the blessing.

Monica Sharman said...

So hard not to want human approval. I'm wanting that growth that gets out of that rut.

grammy said...

I really like that. I am afraid to say as an adult I still long to fit in....not like when I was younger...but O don't think it ever really goes away totally.

alittlebitograce said...

i'm caught somewhere your verses, too much like the first, longing to be the second.

Laura said...

Of course you must know how I struggle with this one too, Linda! I love the way you've divided it into two stanzas--like two pieces of your life. And the last--knowing it's his approval that matters.

I hope you are well. The cold is getting to me here! I find I am hibernating a bit and leaving the blog behind.

Love to you.

Brian Miller said...

the line that caught me was learning true worth...its what i needed...smiles.

ELK said...

i have many of those same feelings and you have written it so well...

Anonymous said...

my old jeans is where i would like to fit in.

Mama Abby said...

short and perfectly to the heart of it and the heart of the cure...i linked to both emily and high calling with the same poem too:)

thanks for sharing:)

deb said...

I imagine that you are too hard on yourself.
I know I can be :)

Maria said...

Hi Linda! What wonderful poems you've been writing. I enjoy your words, like prayers they make my soul lighter.

Thank you so much for leaving a comment for Marcy. She will treasure each and every one!
*bless you always*
~Maria

B. Meandering said...

I just now read Nance's remark and am giggling. Me too, Nance, me too!

Linda, you'll see when you read the footnote to my post that I struggle with approval. I think reading this first helped me to go ahead and write what God had put on my heart two days ago to write. So thank you for this.
You helped me.

happygirl said...

Learning of true worth.

Heather said...

Printing this out, Linda, as it was clearly written just for me!! Thank you~

Courtney Walsh said...

Constant struggle. Thanks for the reminder.

Bev said...

beautiful linda....yes, our worth is found only in Him who loves us so....
and it is something we have to learn, for sure. we spend part of a lifetime looking for worth in all the wrong places...once we find it with Him, there is nothing greater...
xo

Dawn said...

As usual, wonderful. I know you think I could do poetry, but my mind simply does not work that way!

emily wierenga said...

oh linda, this is beautiful.

you touch deep. i long, i long, to know who i am in him. and slowly, it's starting to be all that matters. maybe this is the pearl? the treasure hidden deep, we are to seek? love you...

Marcus Goodyear said...

I keep hoping that someday I will get over this need to seek out the approval of others. I'm guessing that will be a life long struggle...