What You Will Be

"Take the first step in faith.

You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step

Martin Luther King, Jr.

As I gazed up at the mountains, I was awed by their majesty; 

I bowed my head and asked myself, "Why should He care for me?

I am not great like the mountains that tower so high above,

What is there about me that God can find to love?"


I am not strong like the wind that makes your tall trees sway,

I cannot sing sweetly like your birds; will you love me anyway?

But most of all, I am simply me, and often have cause to fear,

In spite of all my weaknesses, do you promise to be near?"

With eyes closed tight against my tears,

I wished He could hear me pray.

Then I felt His Spirit tell me, "Child, look up,

I have something to say. 

"You are simply you, the spirit I love, a part of my great plan.

I put you here to learn of life and to return to me again."

"You are more beautiful to me than the loveliest mountain I made,

And your strength exceeds that of the wind's, so do not be afraid.

I love you not for what you are, but for what I know you will be.

I am always beside you watching you grow,

you are very special to me."

A smile touched my lips - I knew it was true,

my Father had always been there giving me comfort

and blessings and love and my own special talents to share.

So I do my best to make Him proud. I am not afraid, for you see,

He loves me not for what I am, but for what He knows I will be.

Author Unknown