Satan stalks and harangues me
Struts about in front of me
With the confidence of a ‘has-been’
Revelling in past glory.
He showed me my failings,
Pinpointed my weaknesses,
Reminded me of others—
Colleagues, neighbours, former friends
Who’d fulfilled their dreams.
He poo-pooed my aspirations
Questioned my commitment
Dissed my endeavours and
Doubled over with mirth
At the idea of my success.
Faithful Father-God came alongside me
And staunchly upheld me
Declared that He was with me
Despatched his Holy Spirit to help
Comfort, counsel and encourage me.
I climbed out from the place of self-pity
Forsook Procrastination’s highway
And trudged the path of Perseverance.
My journey may be long and arduous
But I will grasp that trophy of achievement—
Since sooner or later, I’m bound for success!
© Carol Hind
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