Giving the extra effort
Will make the difference
In being just average
Or gaining significance.

There will be obstacles
But remain resolute
By going the extra mile
And letting God’s Word take root.

There will be critics
But remain determined
By following plans
Already confirmed.

Look to the future;
Be joyful in the present;
Thankful at all times
For what God has sent.

In all circumstances,
Always remain steadfast
Laying anger aside
And letting go of the past.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 03-15-2018
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1 Response to Extra

  1. Mark Shields says:

    Reblogged this on This Day With God and commented:

    There are keys to successfully realizing our God given purpose including thoughts, plans, desires, confidence, and determination. This poem was written to inspire determination to go the extra mile and follow through on plans regardless of obstacles, criticism, or circumstances.

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