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I Wanted to Use What God Gave Me...
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By James Pemberton
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I Wanted To Use What God Gave Me…


God gave me talents and abilities to use!

The love he blessed me with.  I wouldn’t refuse!


I wanted to use what was given.  I really did!

I had no idea this would change how I live!


I spoke to the Lord with a heart felt confession.

Using my God given talent was my obsession!


People from church listened.  It didn’t seem to matter.

There was too much “business”, “gossip” and “chatter”


I talked to the pastor about the desire I had on my heart.

I could tell he didn’t care… 

Right from the start!

In my efforts to serve God, I most certainly tried.

There were many nights I laid awake and cried!


In my efforts to use God’s talents, I often felt alone.

I didn’t want to go anywhere.  I stayed at home.


I wanted to give to others, the love God gave to me!

But I was alone now…  It was so plain to see!


The many from church that I thought were my “friend.”

Would often criticize me again and again!


They told me that I wasn’t good at what I wanted to do.

“How could God use somebody like you???”


God picked me up when I felt very discouraged and down…

He filled me with his spirit. 

His presence was all around!


He took my futile efforts to use me any way he could.

Everything I was going through...  He understood!.


I’ve been able to share his mercy and love that he’s given!

His power and grace have

 changed how I’m livin’!


I don’t need others “permission” for the talents I received.

His will in my life is what I aim to achieve!


His word and love have blessed me within!

I’ll do anything  for my savior and friend!


By Jim Pemberton    (c) 2012



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Submitted: Friday, April 27, 2012

Last Updated: Saturday, April 28, 2012

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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