I wrote the sonnet below while I was in 9th grade – years before the Lord called me to full-time ministry. Now, a couple of decades later, it’s really neat to look back and see the way He was preparing me, even then, for the path He had set before me.
While I was young I used to love to dream,
Who knew what I would be when I was old?
Anything I wanted, I was told.
And so my mind would wander on this theme,
Now, though years have passed as a steady stream,
These same familiar dreams still have their hold.
I could study law, but could I be that bold?
Perhaps I’ll always wonder, so it seems.
But now I’ve learned God also has a plan,
In fact, He’s had His own plan from the start.
He has a certain job for every man,
He calls us all to play a special part,
And He will daily guide me with His hand
If I will simply trust Him with my heart.