I Was Not Designed

19 Jul

I was not designed
to be on my own,
to author my own story,
to compose my own rules,
to live with me in the center.
I was not designed
to look for life outside of You,
to treasure the creation,
to love people, places and things
more than You.
I was not designed
to rely on my wisdom,
to trust my imagination,
to rely on my thoughts,
to igonore Your revelation.
I was not designed
to follow the path of my craving,
to be enslaved to my desires,
to be ruled by my passions
more than I am by You.
I was not designed
to put created things in Your place,
to look to the creation
to fulfill the longings
that only You can fulfill.
I was not designed
to live for the moment,
to ignore what is forever,
to covet what belongs to others,
forgetting I’ve been given You.
I was not designed
to question Your goodness,
to bring you to the court of my judgment,
to be bitter in my assessment
of the things You do.
I was not designed
to let my heart fill with envy,
to be constantly accounting,
to be jealous and untrusting
instead of resting in You.
I was not designed
to forget Your right hand that holds me,
to ignore your good counsel,
to not see that You’re with me,
I will be in glory with You.
I was not designed
to think I am living,
to ignore the evidence that I’m dying,
to forget that we perish
when separate from You.
So I acknowledge today
it is good to be with You,
to make you my sole refuge,
to speak daily of your workings.
Whom do I have but You?
I praise you for rescue,
for always holding me near You,
for owning my heart’s desirings.
My life is You.

– Paul David Tripp

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