Sacrifice (Written November 12, 2014)
Wishing things could be different,
but I can’t change time
nor anyone’s mind.
All I can do is live my life.
Leaving behind what I love for the sake of Christ
is a pleasing sacrifice
to the One
who paid the ultimate price.
I wish you could join me on this journey,
walking in the footsteps God places before you.
But you have chosen your own path,
your own understanding of truth.
While following the world
you declare your love for the King.
But the world hates Him.
What sacrifice do you bring?
You cannot serve both the enemy and the Creator,
death and life,
Satan and the Savior.
To be lukewarm is to be spit out of God’s mouth.
We all have the choice to be disciples
in our hearts and lives.
But the cost of discipleship
We are called to be distinctive from this world
and obey our Master’s commands.
We must declare all truth
and be who the Lord demands.
There are sacrifices to be made
when we walk in His name.
But how wondrous the rewards
when we see Him one day.
I can no longer look back
and drag you along with me.
You’re going the opposite direction,
preventing my feet from moving.
Even though I love you,
and I hate that we have to part,
this is what I must do for Christ,
offer my sacrifice.
© Lauren Heiligenthal