A Turn in the Road

"Family taught me to work and play hard
Caring for everyone and the earth
responsible for pulling my own weight

Ministry taught me to listen and discern
Building relationships with others & myself
Welcoming God's gracious gifts

Business taught me to be productive and efficient
Taking the shortest path, producing
the most revenue
Incurring the lowest cost

Unemployment is teaching me to be still and reflect
Assessing the real quality of my life
Getting rid of all the junk

Lord, I'd prefer a simple path
Following a straight line and
knowing all of the steps

But now there's another turn in the road
Inviting me toward passion or comfort
Daring me to choose"