Treasure Island

William Chaplar

(August 18,1961 / Trenton, New Jersey)

Do It Then


Since it is written God knows what I need before I ask
(it doesn't matter who, what, where or when) ,
when He finds out that I require something in this life,
God answers me by saying, "Get it, then."

The junk food I was eating was causing me to gain weight,
but I felt I could not defeat the yen.
When God found out I wished to quit eating unhealthy food,
his answer was quite simple: "Quit it, then."

Nail biting was, for me, a habit I just couldn't break;
(I'd done it since I can't remember when) .
When God found out that I wished to quit chewing on my nails,
the reply I received was, "Quit it, then."

I wanted to become the husband that my wife deserved
but felt the way was well beyond my ken.
When God, though, learned I needed to become a better spouse,
His terse response to me was, "Be one, then."

It bothered me that I wasn't the dad my father was;
a man who was among the best of men.
When God learned that I wanted to spend more time with my kids,
He wasted no time saying, "Spend it, then."

A lot of time's spent praying for things God already knows.
But we seem to forget time and again
the way that God tells us to do the things we need to do
is simply by telling us "Do it, then! "

Submitted: Thursday, February 28, 2013
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