Sunday, September 9, 2012

The story of the good, little girl...





Once upon a time,
 there was a good, little girl.
A pretty, petite child, 
who by all accounts,
was sweet too.

 She lived in a castle.
A home fit for a princess,
surrounded by exquisite and beautiful things.
 But she was all alone,
or so it seemed.

 Abiding
in this worldly kingdom,
where love was conditional,
 the good, little girl
 learned to obey, 
conform,
and comply.


After all,
conditional love was better than no love.
Was there any other kind?

The good, little girl worked hard
so people would notice.
She was kind
so folks would care.
She aimed to be smart,
so they would be proud.
Being perfect was not so difficult...
Really...

And so it was 
that the good, little girl
began her quest for perfection,
for love,
and for acceptance.

But, 
it didn't work.
Try as she might,
it did not work.
Perfection was exhausting.
And no one noticed
or cared.

 Love shouldn't hurt but sometimes it did.
Love shouldn't be conditional,
but it was.
The good, little girl was confused.
She felt used, insignificant and worthless.

Nevertheless,
God who created the whole world 
and the good, little girl 
noticed her,
and chose her for His own.


She was His princess and He loved her.
He nurtured, guided and cared for her,
because He was proud of her,
and in Him she was perfect
just the way she was....


The End


7 comments:

  1. May I use this post on my blog?

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  2. I sent you a message. I am very flattered and of course you may. Please just credit the blog and the author, me... As you can see I had a rough weekend. But God is so good :)

    Can you believe 2 Deannas'? What are the odds that we would meet?

    By the way, loved the wagon full of books...soooo cute!

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  3. Deanna, Thank you for the message and for the okay. I will mention the blog and author.

    From being around people I know many will relate to your post.
    I think I felt the way you describe....it took me years to come to terms with it, but I recognize the trend.

    God bless,
    d2

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  5. I love your story. Yes and yes - so tender.

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  6. Hey, that is the story of me too! xo

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