New Living Translation (NLT)
Warning about Self-Confidence
13 Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.” 14 How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. 15 What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.” 16 Otherwise you are boasting about your own pretentious plans, and all such boasting is evil.
Sometimes I think; that I must,
Whatever “must” might be,
Whether watching out for others
Or maybe just writing poetry,
My importance grows when I do,
What will happen if I don’t?
The world’s in need of what I’ve got
It’s what they surely want,
Then one day it always happens
For some reason I must relent,
And to my surprise I must admit
No one even wonders where I went,
The world keeps spinning as before,
The stars don’t come crashing to the ground,
Nothing skips a single beat,
When I’m nowhere to be found,
But what’s most amazing of it all,
It gives me such a thrill,
It’s no one less than the Lord above,
Who’s loves me even still.
©2018 by William Pierce
Thank You for always be here. Even when I don’t see You or hear You or feel Your presence. I know You are here because You said so.