Five Minute Friday – Potential

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Today’s prompt – Potential

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Whenever I hear the word potential . . .
I think ‘possibility’ and this song.

He Saw What I Could Be

A loser without direction, I drifted aimlessly
On the backside of a place called ‘Nowhere’ forgotten by humanity,
When they talked about potential, they did not refer to me
‘Cause everyone could clearly see, what I am I’d always be.

Chorus:
But He saw not what I was, He saw what I could be;
When He reached His hand to where I was,
He made a change in me.
For all He had to hope for was just a possibility;
Still He saw not what I was, He saw what I could be.

So now you know the reason I lift my hands so willingly;
If He hadn’t found be when He did, I’d still be lost as lost could be.
And although I’m far from perfect, I’m even farther still you see
From the life I lived just yesterday before the LORD found me.

Chorus:
But He saw not what I was, He saw what I could be;
When He reached His hand to where I was,
He made a change in me.
For all He had to hope for was just a possibility;
Still He saw not what I was, He saw what I could be.

For all He had to hope for was just a possibility;
Still He saw not what I was,
Still He saw not what I was,
Still He saw not what I was,
He saw what I could be.

At seventeen, when I repented
and the Lord forgave my sins and saved me
I was a protected, unformed, high school educated lump of clay
with only one desire, ‘to do what was right’.
I wasn’t even sure what ‘right’ was.
I did know that God was the answer to what right was.

God took that lump of unformed clay,
put it on the wheel of life
and gently He created a Wife, a Homemaker,
a Mother, a Teacher, an Encourage-er,
a Grannie, a hostess and
a Child of God.

Did I make mistakes, yes
Did I feel like I had failed, many times
Did I have regrets, unfortunately.

I did do one most important thing right.

I never left the right way.
the narrow way that leads to righteousness
I never rejected God’s word.
the Light unto my feet
I never let go of His Hand.
and He has always held mine.

Stop.

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  1. Wow! I’ve never heard that song, but it sounds like a good one. If you know of a recording you can link, I’d love to hear it sung by someone, because hearing the song in my head while reading the words is NOT one of my talents. Thanks for sharing! FMF #59 this week.


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