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Through Another Pair of Eyes
By Debbie Porter

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD , "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future"
~ Jeremiah 29:11 NIV ~

I wish that you could see yourself
The way that I see you.
For then I think you'd understand,
You're a blessing through and through.

If I could take these eyes of mine
And put them on your face,
Perhaps you just might finally see
You're a treasure in this place.

Although I see you standing back
In the shadows lost, once more
While other brighter shining lights
Seem to have the best rapport.

There's strength in you I've come to see,
With purpose and a plan.
I know you want to leave your mark –
Make the most of your life span.

Those dreams you have are heaven sent,
Of this I have no doubt,
The God who birthed them in your heart
Will help you live them out.

So dear friend, don't look around,
And think how you should be
For comparison like that will
Only cause anxiety!

You are unique, hand made by God,
For this time and for this place,
With every good thing that you need
To speed you on your race.

Each time I look at you I feel
A wave rise in my heart,
Of joyous expectation in
Your future as it starts.

Now I don't have all the pieces,
I don't even have a few,
But the way ahead is looking clear
For someone just like you!

So take firm hold of what you have
And trust God for the rest,
Then understand deep in your soul –
For you, He wants the best.

I wish that you could see yourself
The way that I see you.
But even more, through Father's eyes,
To know all this is true.

© Debbie Porter 2002

Debbie Porter is the constantly delighted mother of two teenagers, Kylie and Matthew. Her heart is to encourage Christians of all ages to believe in their God-given potential and to step into everything they were created to be. One of her greatest joys is to encourage teenagers in this way. Deb is the Editor-in-Chief of FaithWriters’ Magazine and also writes for her own website, Breath of Fresh Air. You can contact her by sending a message through the Your Letters page of this Magazine.

LIFE LESSONS FROM 2004:
I have learned to let go, a little at a time. It was hard at first but as time goes by it gets easier. I do believe I have raised my children in the way God will be pleased. What I have mainly learned this year is that it is a great reward to learn from your children as they learn from you. (Susan Coltrane-Dunn)



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