Truth Be Told

***This was written on November 2, 2015***
***Dedicated to Fatima Imani Smith, Leslie Parker Barnes, and Benjamin Isaiah Black***

My talents. Opportunities. My future. My dreams.
There’s no hope for any of them, or, at least, that’s how it seems.
Tears run down my face like water runs down a stream.
Truth be told, I’m afraid.

What if I attempt this ambitious feat, and I fall, I fail?
I don’t know if I can handle that, my heart is so frail.
Please forgive me – I don’t mean to whine and wail,
But, truth be told, I’m afraid.

What’ll happen if I don’t succeed? If my dreams don’t come true?
If my plans were all for naught, what will I do?
Should I just give up now and bid my goals adieu?
Maybe so. Truth be told, I’m afraid.

God, I know this is Your Will, and it’s You I serve,
But shouldn’t this go to someone else, more prepared and deserved?
My knees are knocking! My heart is pounding! Do You see my nerves?
Truth be told, Jesus, I’m afraid.

But who am I to deny Your Will?
And if You want this, why don’t I rely on Your skill?
How about You be God and I be still?
Maybe then, truth be told, I won’t feel so afraid.

You trusted me with this, so why should I fear?
By Your tongue, this was predestined long before I made it here.
Renew Your Joy in my spirit and speak Peace in my ear.
Truth be told, I don’t have to be afraid.

If the same God with all power in His Hands lives inside of me,
Then there isn’t anything in His Name I can’t achieve.
Give me Your strength to stand tall and walk with authority.
Truth be told, I’m not afraid.

Do not be afraid, for the Lord is on your side!
He gave you a spirit of power and love and a sound mind!
Praise Him, for the things ahead are great than the things behind!
Truth be told, you don’t need to be afraid!

(c) November 2015, B.I.B. Productions
(P) BOOYIKA!, Inc.

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