There are keys to successfully realizing our God given purpose including thoughts, plans, desires, confidence, and determination. This poem was written to inspire determination to go the extra mile and follow through on plans regardless of obstacles, criticism, or circumstances.

Step Ahead

Giving the extra effort
Will make the difference
In being just average
Or gaining significance.

There will be obstacles
But remain resolute
By going the extra mile
And letting God’s Word take root.

There will be critics
But remain determined
By following plans
Already confirmed.

Look to the future;
Be joyful in the present;
Thankful at all times
For what God has sent.

In all circumstances,
Always remain steadfast
Laying anger aside
And letting go of the past.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 03-15-2018
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2 Responses to Extra

  1. Love this. May we all hear from Jesus ” Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.”

    Be blessed. God is with you.


    • Mark Shields says:

      Let us turn over the obstacles and criticisms faced in life over to God. Then justice will be served at the right time in in the right way. Never get down but give the extra to reach up high and praise the ONE who can make the difference. Then God becomes bigger and the obstacles or criticisms become small.

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