Jul 11, 2008

Courage To Change

There was a time when...
I thought I could change everything and everyone
Than I realized I needed to work on changing myself.

There were times when…
I relied on others to make me happy, and to fulfill my dreams
Than I realized I just needed to have more faith in who I was, and to believe in myself.

There were times when…
I could find every reason to give up, to quit ,to give in
Than I realized I just needed hope, and strength, to go on.

There were times when...
I feared changes in my life
Than I realized it's because of changes…
That I now have courage.

Copyright © 2007-2008 By: Lorie A.Yocum

© 2007 By: Lorie A. Yocum


Darlene said...

I love this. There has been so many times that I wanted to change someone. Little did I know that it was me that needed the changing. It is amazing how God works when you pray for someone to change.
HE is still working on me to change me to the person HE wants me to be. I am so thankful that HE hasn't given up!


Cora from Hidden Riches said...

Beautifully stated!!!!! Just lovely! It is what we have gone through in our past that gives us the courage and the faith to change today and walk into tomorrow, isn't it?

Thanks so much for coming to my blog and for your sweet words of encouragement! There is nothing better and more uplifting to the soul than when sisters in Christ encourage each other and lift each other up! THANK YOU!


Anonymous said...

Hey Lorie,
I love this poem!
I feel your pain with the headaches. I've been dealing with them many years but the closer I am to Menopause it's worst. I spent about 5 hours in Emergency yesterday from it.
I will keep you in my prayers.

Have a great weekend.

Amrita said...

Saw on the news a volcano erupting in hawai. Pray you are safe.

Amrita said...

Saw on the news a volcano erupting in hawai. Pray you are safe.

Paula V said...

Change is hard but change is so good for us. It gets us out of our comfort zone and into a zone of growth with the Lord.

Debra said...

OOhh, this poem is ME! How did you know? I'm not sure I'm at the part of having faith in me yet...I get discouraged. But the fact that the Lord is still putting His finger on the things He wants me to change, shows me that He hasn't given up on me. Knowing that, I can go on. Thank you for a tremendous poem. I love it. Debra

Julie said...

What a beautiful poem.

Thank you for visiting my blog and your sweet comments. I love having people stop by.

What an amazing testimony you have. It's amazing how He comes in the storms of life and changes us.
Thank you for sharing your heart with me.

It's nice to meet you!


Renna said...

I am so happy to have found your blog...or maybe it was you who first found me. Either way, I'm being greatly blessed and encouraged by your beautiful poetry. :-)

Angela Baylis said...

There are times when...
I need encouragement
Then God has me come over and visit my friend in Hawaii.

Love to you this Friday!
Angie xoxo

Lori said...

Lorie, Thank you so much for your words of encouragement you sent. I felt very comforted not only by your post but your your lovely poem as well. I am going to read the psalm you mentioned as soon as I send this coment. thanks again, visit soon, Love, Lori

Kristen Schiffman said...


Please pray for my brother DAnny. He slit his throat tonight - not sure on details. he was airlifted to the hospital. Pass this prayer request along - please.

from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

Joyfulsister said...

Kristen I am coming over to your blog right now, I also emailed The prayer team.. Hugz Lorie

Carole Burant said...

Hi Lorie:-)

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving me such a wonderful comment! I so enjoy meeting new people:-)

I just love your blog as well, how refreshing it is!! I hope you don't mind but I've added you to my Bloglines:-) Your poem is beautiful...and so very true. We're all so scared of change at times and yet it could be the best thing we could do!! xox

Unknown said...

I'm beginning to LOVE change!!!

Neesie said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! I like your blog, and that poem was just wonderful. :-) You are very talented.
It was nice to "meet" you!
God bless,

God Chaser said...

Thank you and thank you again for rthis post. I too hve been known to pray for others to chage but God in His gracious way showed me it was I who needed to change- to be continually transformed in spirit into His likeness.

thank you for your inspiring and encouraging words. God bless you richly and your ministry.