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My Divine Purpose

Updated on November 17, 2017
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Missy is a unique writer who enjoys inviting her readers into her thoughts through her poetry and other topics of discussion.  

After my last poem, I received really great comments from fellow authors, and I felt happy to realize that I had truly found a place I could freely express my inner thoughts and emotions without being judged.

Nevertheless, I also felt a little guilty, and I felt like I may have burdened everyone's thoughts as well with what I feel, with what I do go through at times. So, I decided to write this poem as to explain more in depth my stance on my inner struggles. It is hard, yes, but I want to assure everyone that I have found a sense of why my life has been the way it has. I wanted to let readers know that, I know my place in his world, and it is for good not bad. A little sad sometimes, but purpose is present, and he shows me often. He has taught me through my struggles, and I feel more blessed than I do betrayed.

We all have a purpose here, and I know all of us were not meant to have the perfect white picket fence life. Jesus himself did not have this, so it is feasible to realize he would write a path differently for some.

I would like to say thank you for all the support and understanding. I am so happy to be a part of the Hubpages family. :)


The Beginning

I’ll take this life as it is. I have no choice, but to accept my losses

and continue on to the next phase of my assigned prophet.

It is plain you see it was written for me to learn wisdom, reason, and rhyme,

but to learn a union, I was not to be so inclined.

For whatever purpose it is I suffer. I

suffer for good reasons not bad,

even though, my whole body at times

feels so sad.

I’ve learned to pick up my pride through heartbreak and dismay,

and carry myself to the proper place, discovering the true

meaning of humanity through my own internal insanity.

Screaming at times through dark days, but rallying in the light

when he finally takes it away.

The Middle

If only it was in moments or maybe just for a few months, I now realize

my growth from my pain was to help me better understand why I stood

merely in the rain.

If no one ever gets me, it’s meant to be this way, it is he purely that can

set me free; freedom from thoughts that I was not good enough,

One day, it’s promised to me…I will know my worth.

Until then, I will see fit to carry on through the cunning tunnels of the world I am lost,

seeking only to understand and not to blame any for my earthly providence.

Some tried to love me; it was not meant to be. My life was mapped

out before hand and precisely.

The End

I always regress back to know my place again, I do at times

get tangled in the wind.

Changes I too desired, but finally facing my time here will never be

the same as a common mortal.

It’s not easy, yet it’s my life. I dwell here in a somber slumber.

As long as I keep my focus, my days here will be properly numbered,

until my day of rest comes alas.


A Deep Thought

Do you believe in your own Divine Purpose?

See results

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© 2015 Missy Smith


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    • Missy Smith profile imageAUTHOR

      Missy Smith 

      2 years ago from Florida

      Thank you for the lovely compliments MizBejabbers. Great thoughts!

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 

      2 years ago

      That's lovely, Missy. You are a good poet and shall eventually join the ranks of our best on HubPages. BTW, we are all entitled to our own opinions, and I'm sure a previous comment was in reference to free will. My belief of having our life mapped out is our sacred contract we make before we are born, and free will can alter the way we live it, but we still stay on that same path onto which we were born.

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      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      It is so nice to meet you as well bodylevive. And thank you so very much for that great compliment. I'm so glad you like poetry! :)

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      3 years ago from Alabama, USA

      Hello and it is nice to meet you. I love them all, you must start a book of poetry. Simply beautiful!

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      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      I definitely think that is true aviannovice. If I haven't learned that by now I probably never will. :)

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      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I think there is always going to be some struggle, to some degree in our lives. We didn't come with an owner's manual, and much of this is "learn as you go." What do you think?

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I already have plans for two more books in the not too distant future of love poems and the other of my darker writings. Glad you like "When the World Explodes" too, it's one of my favourites. Take care.

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      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      You're very welcome Jodah. You have so many that I just love, "When the World Explodes," was such a gripping one.

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hi Missy, thank you very much for purchasing the book and going to the trouble of downloading e-pub for chrome. Glad you are enjoying it too. I have had to switch back and forth from my laptop to my iPad, editing the book on one and being able to read the changes to the eBook on the was quite a challenge that way.

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      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      I am so glad you received this as my testimony Dana. That's exactly what it is. I'm very lucky that I have learned how to talk with the Lord and listen to what he says back to me. I do get very sad at times, to the point that I worry whether I will come out of it sometimes, but I keep telling myself to listen, keep praying, and he will show me the purpose for everything. I'm very humbled now. I share; I think, because growing up as a deeply introverted, shy person, it's become very therapeutic for me and freeing. I've learned keeping things in can be so suffocating, and I want to meet people who understand me, who can relate to my words. I would like to live the remainder of my days on this earth, enjoying the beauty in every little thing. I think that is what he has given me with my trials and tribulations; the ability to be humble no matter what and to recognize it's the little things in life that have the greatest meaning.

      Many Blessings Dana! And, as always, thank you for your inspirational words of wisdom. :)

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      Dana Tate 

      3 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Missy, another extraordinary and thought provoking poem. I would like to say your honesty about your struggles is refreshing to me. One of the reasons I document my struggles is because I know we are not alone in anything we go through. I understand some people don't like to voice it and that's okay too. Sometimes just knowing others have gone through, and overcame helps many people more than you will ever know. This wonderful woman once told me this when I felt hopeless over some things I was struggling with: "Your testimony is not for you, but for those who you will tell how the Lord brought you out of those struggles" Stay blessed.

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      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      Hey Jodah, I found the issue. I had to download e-pub for chrome. I'm loving your poems. You are very talented. I do like the first one a lot. The one that your book is titled, "I Laughed a Smile." Also, "Grandpa's Chair," actually reminds me of my Grandpa Allen. He passed when I was 5.

      I just wanted you to know I found my way to opening the book, and I'm enjoying its content. :)

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hi Missy, my eBook is called "I Laughed a Smile" after one of my poems, and I published it on "Lulu". It was easier than I had expected and I managed to do it in one day (it took all day of doing nothing else virtually). I have found a couple of things I'm not 100% happy with in the conversion of the set out however that I hope to revise today.

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      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      Thank you, Faith. I'm glad you read this on the lord's day. This poem is about expressing my lessons learned, and understanding my purpose, but it is also giving my love and respect to the man upstairs for helping me realize it.

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      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      I'm so glad you liked this poem Lee. Thank You!

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      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      Thank you so much Frank. :)

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      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      That's awesome Jodah. What's the title of your poetry book? How impressive is it that you have enough for two to three more, and short stories? I wish I had that many words under my belt. I have some short stories for children I wrote while studying at The Institute of Children's Literature. I've always thought about publishing e-books with those. Was the process simple?

      As always, thanks for your encouragement. I wish you much success with your book. :)

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      Faith Reaper 

      3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Missy,

      You have once again expressed yourself beautifully here! Yes, we are not promised to have a trial-free, storm-free life here on this temporal world, but we know we can place our faith and hope that our sweet Lord will be right there to walk with us through the storms of life.

      I am one who knows that we do have a divine purpose here, being I am still here.

      Bless you for writing from your heart and you are not burdening me at all. Jeremiah 29:11 is one of my favorite scripture to claim. I love Casting Crowns and MercyMe too!

      Thank you for such an inspirational write for this lovely Sunday.

      Hugs, peace and love to you and yours

      Up ++++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

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      Lee Cloak 

      3 years ago

      A wonderful piece of writing Missy, great to read, very enjoyable, thanks, Lee

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      Frank Atanacio 

      3 years ago from Shelton

      I don't think I believe in devine purpose.. but this poem was very well written :)

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      What a wonderful hub Missy, thank you for sharing your life's journey. You are a welcome addition to the Hub Page family and certainly have cemented your place here. My own life has had it's ups and downs. I wish I had taken writing seriously much earlier, but recently everything is going well and I can't write enough. Yesterday I published my first eBook of poetry, and it was much easier than I thought..I wish I hadn't procrastinated for so long. I still have enough poetry for two or three more as well a short stories, so it's exciting times for me. Once again, well done and voted up.

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      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      Thank you Swalia! Lovely is a great word! :)

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      Shaloo Walia 

      3 years ago from India



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