I Believe . . . In Me!

I Believe . . . In Me!

I believe . . . in me.
Like we always see
On movies and TV.
The answer is always me.

The reply is always within
Depending on myself, actually.
That’s the world’s way.
Don’t you agree?

I feel so free.
Trusting in yours truly,
That’s me.

Sure, I don’t believe in God
But you see
My god is me.

But then I discovered,
I couldn’t do this very long.
What happens when I’m weak
And can’t carry on?

I turn to Jesus Christ now,
Who is very strong.
Liberating me from myself, see?
Now God has set me free.

— Charles B. Mayes

I Believe . . . In Me © 2016 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.

Many purveyors of believing in yourself make things sound good with their pithy phrases.  A lot of this is based on the Bible anyway, but through human perspective. Faith in ourselves will always lead us nowhere.  We need to, “Let go and let God.” Even if God is your co-pilot, it’s time to trade seats, but please let Him land the plane first.   🙂

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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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