Do Something

Do something.

I can’t.
I’m only one.
And there’s just
Too much to do.
I can’t erase poverty,
Can’t cure disease,
Can’t bandage the broken,
Can’t take away pain.

Do something.

I’m not sure.
I’m just me.
And there’s so much
I’m unqualified for.
I’m not a doctor,
Not a lawmaker,
Not an evangelist,
Not a researcher or hero.

Do something.

Well, all right,
If You insist.
If You’ll help.
I can hold somebody’s hand,
Dry somebody’s tears,
Listen. Be present.
I can donate to a cause,
I can be an encourager,
I can pray.

Now you’ve got the idea! Do something.

I don’t expect you
To do everything.
Just do something
And trust that I AM
Will handle the rest.
Working together
We can make a difference.
My precious child,
I love you so much!

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33 thoughts on “Do Something

  1. As my old sailing instructor used to say, “Don’t say, “I can’t.” Ask, “How can I?” It worked for sailing, and lo and behold, I’ve found it works for life, too.

    • Linda, your old sailing instructor was very wise! It’s all in the perspective, isn’t it? When we say we can’t, we shut down any possibility of finding solutions; however, opening our minds and hearts to possibility means we often find solutions where we thought there were none. Thanks for sharing your knowledge, my friend!

    • I’d never heard that one before, Terri, so thank you for the link. Obviously, I wouldn’t have tried to name my poem exactly the same thing as Matthew West’s song! Wow, isn’t it amazing how we can be completely oblivious when we think we’re being profound, ha!!

  2. Debbie, I apologize for being late commenting on this post but I read it yesterday morning before work and was planning to stop by last night, but I must be losing my mind because I forgot. :(

    Anyway, what I wanted to say was this…

    I love this poem for two reasons. One, you’re right…it’s not always the BIG things we do that have the most affect on others. Most times, it’s the small things that have a HUGE impact we might not even be aware of. And two, I loved this part…

    “I don’t expect you
    To do everything.
    Just do something
    And trust that I AM
    Will handle the rest.
    Working together
    We can make a difference.
    My precious child,
    I love you so much!”

    because when we work together WITH God, we CAN make a difference!

    Fabulous post, my friend! Happy Monday!
    X

    • Ron, any time you visit is a GOOD time, my friend! Thank you for such kind words — yes, we can’t do big things on our own, but we can with His help. Glad that part resonated with you. There’s got to be a reason why we’ve been planted where we are, don’t you agree?

      Happy Monday to you as well. After yesterday’s sunshine, today’s clouds and rain are a bit depressing, but at least I’m not shoveling SNOW, ha!

  3. This is a great poem! Sometimes we think too big and think ourselves right into inaction because we realize we can’t change the world… but we can change someone’s world just by doing simple things.

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