Determination

Don’t dwell on the past;
look to the present
and to the future
with good intent.

Regardless of problems
criticisms, or events,
give the extra effort
and stay on offense.

Fit pieces together
by being resolute;
follow through on plans
and keep on the pursuit.

Turn it up a notch
when needed most
to meet the purpose
with no need to boast.

For God has done it all
by sending His Son;
not by your own works
but in what He has done.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 03-09-2017
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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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One Response to Determination

  1. Mark Shields says:

    Reblogged this on This Day With God and commented:

    A poem about the need for confidence and determination in order to fulfill your God given purpose. Be confident and determined for a great weekend my friends!

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