I’ve been there too, exactly where you are now.
I have experienced the same longings and desires,
I was a man just as you are.
I was not made of stone,
I was made of clay but born of the Spirit,
Just as you are.
As I am, so are you in this world.
I know all about those hormones,
I know how easily your brain travels when the object of your affection is near
I know how quickly your mind gives up the battle it swore to fight
You could win this war,
But you’re fighting the wrong way,
You’re fighting as though you have already lost,
But its not over until you win,
I paid the highest price for you,
But you couldn’t even receive it without my grace,
How can you then carry on as though your stony heart is weapon enough,
My grace is all you need,
For my strength is made perfect in your weakness,
You will never win alone,
Isolated by the guilt that weighs you down,
Your mind has become his playground,
A door you opened when you took that first step.
I never stopped loving you,
I never stopped being your home,
I never stopped.
Everything you need and more,
Open up your heart and let Me in,
I am the Way, the Truth and the Life,
Keep your mouth open and don’t stop speaking,
Don’t stop affirming yourself in Me,
You are Mine,
Chosen before the foundations of the world were laid,
I know you inside, out
I’m familiar with your weaknesses,
I know it all,
Yet I stand with arms wide open,
Waiting for your return,
You are not defined by your mistakes,
You are not scarred beyond my ability to heal,
©Olamide Oti, 2018