IT’S TIME TO MOVE FORWARD

BY:  SUNNY ORLY COFFMAN

MAY 26, 1996

IT SEEMS LIKE I’VE BEEN “ON HOLD” FOR A LONG, LONG TIME.

MARKING TIME IS NOT MY IDEA OF PROGRESS.

EVERYTIME I BELIEVE I’M FINALLY MOVING INTO MY PLACE IN LINE,

I FIND WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A FORWARD MOVE WAS ONLY REGRESS.

“BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD” – I HEAR HIM SAY.

SO, I LAY DOWN A FEW MORE IDEAS AND BELIEVE I’M FINALLY DEAD…

ONLY TO FIND OUT MY FLESH STILL WANTS TO HAVE IT’S OWN WAY…

IMPATIENCE TRIES TO SET IN AND MAYBE EVEN SOME DREAD.

WILL THIS WAITING NEVER COME TO AN END?

WILL I STILL BE WAITING ON HIM WHEN THE HARVEST COMES?

IS MY TIME TO MOVE FORWARD EVER TO COME, I ASKED A FRIEND?

I’M TRYING TO STAY POSITIVE AND NOT GET INTO THE DOLDRUMS.

BUT I KNOW UNTIL HIS TIME HAS COME TO FULLNESS,

COMPLAINING IS UNPRODUCTIVE AND NOT A POSITIVE MODE,

SO I PRESS ON TO FURTHER PURGING AND COMPLETENESS

AS MY SAVIOR CONTINUES CHANGING ME GOING DOWN THIS ROAD.

I KEEP TELLING GOD – A SHIP WITHOUT DIRECTION GOES NOWHERE.

HE KEEPS SAYING “GET YOUR HOUSE IN DIVINE ORDER.”

I NO LONGER CARE WHAT PEOPLE SAY OR THINK OR EVEN IF THEY STARE.

BUT THE THOUGHT OF BEING OUT OF GOD’S WILL MAKES ME WANT TO SHUDDER.

LORD, I’M RESTING IN THE ROCKIN’ CHAIR, AWAITING THE WORD TO “GO.”

I’M NOT TAKING A STEP UNTIL I HEAR YOUR VOICE.

SO WHAT SEEMS TO ME TO BE GOING VERY SLOW  –

LORD, JUST TAKE CONTROL – THE TIMING IS YOUR CHOICE.

MULTITUDES ARE IN A DEEP VALLEY OF ETERNAL DECISION.

IT SEEMS I SHOULD BE RUNNING TO THE HARVEST FIELD.

BUT I REALIZE YOU KNOW ALL ABOUT THE FINAL CONCLUSION.

I HAVE MY SWORD AND I’M READY TO RAISE MY SHIELD.

WHAT ABOUT ALL THOSE DIRECTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL?

SOME FOLKS SAY YOU DON’T CHANGE YOUR MIND.

IF THOSE WORDS STILL HAVE MEANING, PLEASE UNRAVEL

THE MYSTERY OF WHEN WE ARE LEAVING – PLEASE SET A TIME!

I HEAR A VOICE WITHIN ME SPEAKING:

“YOUR HARVEST FIELD IS ALL AROUND YOUR PRESENT POSITION…

THE NEIGHBOR ACROSS THE STREET WHOSE HEART IS BREAKING –

A MAN ON YOUR JOB – WRESTLING WITH A MAJOR DECISION…

LOOK NOT INTO THE FUTURE FOR SOME MIGHTY MINISTRY TO BLOSSOM.

BE HUMBLE IN THE SMALL BEGINNING I’VE PLACED IN YOUR HAND. 

BE A BEARER OF GREAT TESTIMONIES – NOT DOOM AND DERISION,

AND I’LL PROMOTE YOU WHEN YOU BETTER LEARN TO STAND.

“IT’S NOT THE NUMBERS I’M REALLY CONCERNED WITH..,

IT’S YOUR HEART ATTITUDE THAT WILL COUNT IN THE END…

FOR A HEART FILLED WITH MY HUMBLENESS AND MIRTH…

IS A HEART THAT CAN REACH THE WORLD – A SOUL I CAN SEND.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIME TO MOVE FORWARD [Sunny Orly Coffman] 5-26-96 ~ POEM         1

 

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