When I stand at the judgment seat of Christ
And He shows me His plan for me;
The plan of my life as it might have been Had He had His way,
and I see How I blocked Him here and I checked Him there
And I would not yield my will,
Shall I see grief in my Savior’s eyes;
Grief though He loves me still’
Oh, He’d have me rich, and I stand there poor,
Stripped of all but His grace,
While my memory runs like a hunted thing
Down the paths I can’t retrace.
Then my desolate heart will well-nigh break
With tears that I cannot shed.
I’ll cover my face with my empty hands
And bow my uncrowned head.
No. Lord of the years that are left to me I yield them to Thy hand.
Take me, make me, mold me
To the pattern Thou hast planned.
The Judgment seat “is meant for us professing Christians, real and imperfect Christians; and it tells us that there are degrees in that future blessedness proportioned to present faithfulness.”
June 1, 2013 at 7:40 am
We have to follow the Lord wholeheartedly and be sensitive to the leading of His Spirit. It is easy for us to get off track and do what we want to do. However, when we do we miss out on the blessings He has for us if we will only follow His plan and not our own. May we all seek to follow Him and surrender our will and our plans for His!
June 1, 2013 at 8:33 am
Amen Shelly. He can do so much with us, in us and through us if we would just yield to Him. God bless!
July 3, 2021 at 8:44 pm
Actually, Martha Snell Nicholson is the author of this poem, it is entitled “His plan for me”