Is it all really worth it

The five minutes worth of fame?

As compared to eternity

In which Jesus Christ will reign?

Every drop of sweat and tears

As the hunger for more mammon,

Leaves the soul so desolate

As the heart suffers great famine.

The priorities are incorrect

Craving much success and praise,

And blinded to the truth of life

As vanity leads the way.

The desire for more luxuries

And to have better than the rest,

Creates unnecessary sacrifice

Leaving family members stressed.

There is so much potential

To live only for God’s glory,

But the deceitful cares of this world

Creates many boastful stories.

There’s no room for self-proclaiming gods

Or inflated egos too,

To usurp our God’s authority

Which is pure, holy and true.

True fame comes from the heavenly realm

As God exalts those who are meek;

To be His hands and feet on earth

And His heart to always seek.

(C) P.B. 2005

“What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his own soul?”  Mark 8:36