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Fame and Success???
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By James Pemberton
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Fame And Success?

You may be looking for

fame and success.

You see this as a sign

of being "blessed.".

Perhaps on your job,

you wish to be the manager.

Maybe... God's will is

 to be the janitor.

You may desire a fancy home,

money and a “reputation.”

You want it now—

with no hesitation.

But wait. Where is Jesus

in all of this?

Is his presence absent—

is it him that you miss?

Does life’s riches have

a hold on you now?

But to leave all of this,

you wonder, HOW?

By coming back to Jesus,

who died on the cross.

Loving and serving him

no matter the cost.

Forsaking this world for

Jesus may seem “strange.”

But this is a truth from God’s

word that will never change.

By Jim Pemberton © 2008

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Submitted: Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2008

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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