Only Human

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I’m only human 

As much I’d like to be the back 

That carries you when you’re wounded, 

And be the shoulder  

That absorbs your warm tears, 

There’s only so far my decrepit feet can go 

And my shoulders may just buckle under pressure 

I’m only human 

Don’t expect me to say the perfect things 

When you’re hurt so sore,

Don’t expect me to wrap my arms around you 

When you reveal something that leaves you exposed,

I wouldn’t always know what to say or when to say them 

I may not hug you because I don’t feel it’s necessary 

I’m only human 

I say I love you 

But there’s just so far you can push me before I crack, 

There’s just so much I can listen to before I shut you down, 

There’s just so much of your crying I can bear before I get disgusted, 

It’s not all about you, you know 

And need I remind you…

I’m only human. 

-©Mfon Etuk, 2016.

 

God has been exposing some hard truths to me these days. Some touching on my need to depend on humans for solace and comfort. Everyone’s got stuffs they’re dealing with and it’s completely unrealistic to expect them to pause their lives to deal with your mess every time. There’s only so much humans can help and I believe if we remind ourselves about this, we wouldn’t have to get disappointed over and over again.

Whatever you’re going through right now, I just need you to hold on to the anchor that never fails. Humans are subject to change but He’s never changing. He’s our rock and our very present help in times of need.

Talk to Him. Let Him know the craziness, the worrying, the betrayal, the insecurities, the loss, the fears…tell Him everything that’s going on.

Pile your troubles on God’s shoulders— he’ll carry your load, he’ll help you out. He’ll never let good people topple into ruin. Psalm 55:22 (MSG)

Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

Love,

~M.

 

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28 thoughts on “Only Human

    ken said:
    October 23, 2016 at 3:01 PM

    👏👏 you’ve just reminded me that “He is the anchor that never fails” thank you and God bless.

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    roach59 said:
    October 23, 2016 at 3:14 PM

    WOW!!! Nice……………………………….!

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    Adeleye Feyisola Fheyizsmart said:
    October 23, 2016 at 3:21 PM

    This is inspiring dear..Happy Sunday

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      Dainty M responded:
      October 23, 2016 at 3:40 PM

      Thanks for reading dear! 🙂

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    agatha dophie said:
    October 23, 2016 at 7:11 PM

    Waw…i remember yhu nd this is awsome

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      Dainty M responded:
      October 23, 2016 at 8:59 PM

      Thank God! Thanks Agatha for stopping by 😊

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    Tony said:
    October 24, 2016 at 12:47 AM

    Nice piece M

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    Eleazar Maduka said:
    October 24, 2016 at 6:02 AM

    May He help us depend on Him and not other humans.
    Great post!

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    Ese said:
    October 24, 2016 at 10:53 AM

    Nice!!! I like. This is some truth people are afraid to say…in their bid to keep the loved one who is “overdepending” on them. God help us, Though we all need a shoulder to lean on

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      Dainty M responded:
      October 24, 2016 at 11:22 AM

      Yes we all do. But sometimes we also get ‘overdependent’ and disappointed in the process. As you said, God help us! 🙂 Thanks Ese!

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    terryarmah said:
    October 25, 2016 at 8:07 PM

    Another nice one…

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      Dainty M responded:
      October 27, 2016 at 4:55 PM

      Thank God! Thanks Terry for the encouragement 🙂

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    Emily said:
    October 27, 2016 at 5:53 AM

    Awesome poem M! I hope to be a more vulnerable writer like you. It’s so true that when we are weak, He is our strength!

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      Dainty M responded:
      October 27, 2016 at 4:58 PM

      Yes He is our strength. *covers face* @ vulnerable writer. Thank God for the courage to post such. Thanks for the support Emily. ❤

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        Emily said:
        October 27, 2016 at 5:14 PM

        You’re welcome girl!

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    Light Ministry Blog said:
    October 28, 2016 at 10:51 PM

    I love this one too! It is so open and intimate…God will show us things at times, and we aren’t sure how long “a season” of this time will last. We just need to ride it out, go through it. If it is God-based, it will be for our good if we can trust that much!

    Enjoy your weekend–
    Steve

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      Dainty M responded:
      October 28, 2016 at 11:02 PM

      Yes! All things will work out for our good. Thank you Steve for taking the time to go through the blog. Have a lovely weekend! 😊

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        Light Ministry Blog said:
        October 29, 2016 at 12:00 AM

        I am very glad I found your blog and intend to be a regular reader! Take care…

        🙂

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        Dainty M responded:
        October 29, 2016 at 1:33 PM

        Thank you Steve! I love your blog too. Would be seeing more of you! God bless! 😊

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        Light Ministry Blog said:
        October 31, 2016 at 8:58 PM

        And may God bless you as well, M. We will visit each other’s blogs more often I’m sure…

        Steve

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    Courtney said:
    October 29, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    Wow, this is really deep! Keep writing, girl! 😊

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      Dainty M responded:
      October 31, 2016 at 10:00 AM

      Thank God for the inspiration! Thanks Courtney for the encouragement 🙂

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    mslyricwriter said:
    January 24, 2017 at 10:36 AM

    Profound. So true. Its such a beautiful thing to see how faithful God is always to the unfaithful human race. This is beautiful.

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      Dainty M responded:
      January 24, 2017 at 10:53 PM

      Aww, thank God. Thanks for checking it out Miss! 🙂

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