That’s what I say to the noise around me
Distracting, telling lies and causing discord with mere assumptions.
Shut up is what I say, to doubt and fear crawling stealthily to steal confidence and birth shame
Voices all around, words carrying a spirit with them, such commotion!
My head stuck in the middle, my heart seeking to discern…
So I make it easy with just two words; “Shut up!”
If I heed to your constant perturbing, you will confuse me
If I am guided by your assumptions and “what ifs”, I’ll fall
If I meditate on your words for just a second, I’m never gonna try…
So shut up ye voices that mislead and words that belittle
Fear that shrinks, and doubts that hinder,
I am not your audience, and will never be.
The One living in me speaks, and I listen
He is my Shepherd, and only He will lead me
His words are peace and safety
Bringing wisdom, understanding, and clarity
I have His life, His love, His faith… I lack nothing
His voice is stronger, louder, and clearer
I live for an audience of One.
March 26th, 2017