Vanity Pressed

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Vanity Pressed

Mark 8:36
I Peter 5:6

I hit the road a runnin’
And really thought I was great,
Until I met our Lord Jesus,
He quickly sealed my fate.

I own a large business
With workers quite a few.
I am the President
Of the Elks, Rotary, and Home Association, too.

I have a palatial house
And a driveway full of cars,
Plenty of important friends
Everything way above par.

But instead of thinkin’
What a success I’d be
And what I could do,
I finally caught the big picture of eternity.

Now my vanity pressed
Out of my soul
Because Jesus Christ
Has full control.

— Charles B. Mayes

Vanity Pressed © 2015 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.

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There’s a song that says, “Years I spent in vanity and pride,  . . .” It’s so easy to be proud of what we have and are doing, but we must be humble and wait for God’s strong hand to lift us up – all in His timing.

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Other poems are available in a chapbook titled, A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes. It contains 22 poems. The foreword is written by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor of San Bruno (CA) International Christian Center.

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