Trendy Narcissism (A Poem)

“The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked.”
-Jeremiah 17:9

“All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
-Romans 3:23

“Woe unto them who call good evil and evil good.”
-Isaiah 5:20

You cannot save yourself
Don’t act like your own god
We all fall short of glory
As humans, we’re all flawed

Don’t buy into the nonsense (that to)
Find your inner peace
There’s some caged inner goddess
Just waiting for release

Chasing your own idols
Will only let you down
Swimming in a sea of selfishness
You’ll surely drown

When narcissism’s trendy
And evil’s called as good
Ambitions can be worthy (if they)
Glorify the Lord

So when you feel the boredom or the
Aching of lament
Love and selfless sacrifice can
Cure your discontent

The heart can be deceitful
Self-worship won’t cure grief
So look instead to Jesus for
Fulfillment and relief

*Poem inspired by Allie Stuckey’s book “You’re Not Enough” (read it!) and Glennon Doyle’s book “Untamed” (not my fave)

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