I Choose the Journey of the Warrior

Why choose the journey of the warrior  

Though better days seem never to come  

Where light meets dark  

in the spaces in between 

When what was thought to be holy  

Now shambles steeped in decay 

What was once seen as truth 

Is known as lies, a web unraveled 

Who we thought we were meant to be 

A life that’s been scattered on the winds of time  


Ruins laid bare on a battlefield in defeat  

A war she never wanted to fight  

A road he never thought he’d take 

Lungs that screamed a rallying cry  

Struggle for breaths that comes in shallow  

A heart that marched with pride 

Now limps to a different beat  

Wounds that that threaten and fester  

Death seems an old friend  

A welcomed reprieve  


It calls to me as it always has 

But louder and with greater urgency  

Come home my child, come home   

We’ve been waiting for so long  

It longs to wrap me in it’s warm embrace   

It pulls me in gently a lullaby on her lips 

The pain can finally see it’s end   

Paradise awaits to set you free  

Step into the light and have no fear  

Just release it all, just let it go  


Clarity snaps me out of this dream I’m in  

I’m not afraid of the end or the other side of the veil  

I know that place is our peaceful home  

The transition seems the most natural thing in all the world  

The rebirth of a soul to the place it belongs  

No I’m not afraid to take that step  

I stay not for me but for the others  

The younger souls who’ve yet to awaken  

The souls too weak, too beaten back  

The ones locked away in need of rescue 


For though I am tired I am strong  

My eyes are open, I can see beyond the veil 

I may not recall, but I now know I chose this mission 

A call to action from the earth was cried out 

Fear threatens to kill all things in its path   

It breeds like termites, destruction it’s goal  

The symptoms are evident in all that is evil  

Hate, greed, pride, and indifference  

The solution is love, radical love  

“For perfect love casts out fear” 


I answered the call as we all must do   

Shine a light into all that is dark  

Right what has been turned upside down  

Heal all which was broken apart  

Every act of good causes a ripple  

A small deed can last for generations  

An act created of purest love  

Contains the power to alter all of history   

There is a spark of magic in each and every soul  

All you need is love to ignite the flame 



Awaken my heart, awaken 

The time is now, the hour is here 

Waste not a single moment more 

Rise up in strength and be bold 


You alone know what you must do 

Claim the truth you hold inside  

The power within is tremendous 

Let not the darkness steal your light 


Safety lies in a leap of faith  

The world around you seeks to deceive  

Whispers designed to keep you “in line” 

Hold you down in a life not meant for you 


Manifest that which you need and desire  

Stand your ground, claim what is rightfully yours 

Justice and truth shall always prevail  

All one must do is simply believe 


Believe in the power that is yours to weld 

Hold tight to what you know is true 

You are what you have been waiting for 

You are the hero that you need  

All you have to do is wake up.  

Not My Strength, But His Though Me

“Don’t worry, God will never give you more than you can handle” ~Christians everywhere~


    How often have we all heard this line? It seems to be peddled by Christians as some bright shiny beacon of hope. I used to cling to this as some sort of holy promise to me. If I tell the Lord that I am not strong enough for this the cup will not be mine to bear. Yet it constantly seems to fall short for me. I suffered many years, struggling with the loss of my father, among numerous other struggles, but I knew that God gave me this burden because he knew that I would be able to handle it. But I couldn’t handle it, not any of it. My soul ached and my heart was very heavy.


   2 Corinthians 12:8-9 (ESV)

Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.


   Matthew 11:28-30 (ESV)

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

   Never once in the Scriptures does it say anything about God not giving you more than you can handle. In fact what it does promise is that as a follower of Jesus Christ that you will face persecution and all sorts of evil will be done against you. It also says that the rains fall on the just and the unjust.

   The really great news is that despite the knowledge that times will come that you can’t handle it, it promises that when you take these things to the Lord that his power his made known in your weakness , and when the burden becomes too heavy to bear he will carry it for you.

   The bad news is that so many people have been told this for so long they believe that they have to come up with the strength to get through it, but they struggle everyday and find no rest because they believe that they are somehow failing.

   God does not make you strong; he puts his strength inside of you and carries the load that you cannot bear. That is a far more glorious promise. I don’t have to be strong I just have to allow him to have power and dominion in my life and he will do the rest.