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I ain't as Tough as I Thought I Was

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I ain't as Tough as I Thought I Was


As a young man, I used to think I was fairly tough,
I really wasn’t mean, I just liked playing rough.
I thought being able to take pain was the measure of a man,
When everyone else said they couldn’t, I always replied I can.

I couldn’t think of anything that really put fear in me,
But in the back of my mind I knew there was something out there that was going to show me
up, you see.
Well years passed and I hadn’t changed much,
Then one day something happened, I felt the Savior’s touch.

Before that day I thought it was sissified for a man to show emotions or so much as shed a
But after that day life started changing and things were much more clear.
I used to make a joke that if I went into a church the ceiling might fall,
Well the joke was on me all along I was just plain scared to answer that call.

I guess I always believed in the Bible and what it said, I just thought I was too far gone,
And I think that was why I was from the church so distant and withdrawn.

But the glorious part of this story is I was the type Jesus was seeking all along,
And according to the Bible we all fall short, we’ve all done our share of wrong.

Copyright © Ronald Bingham

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  1. Date: 2/7/2014 4:23:00 AM
    This is wonderful...You have chosen the best friend you will ever have in your life..The Lord is always with us in everything we do....He Loves Us....Blessings, Chris

  1. Date: 12/27/2009 8:45:00 PM
    great testimony, thanks for sharing!

  1. Date: 12/26/2009 12:24:00 PM
    thank you for the greeting but this piece really tells it all. if people really understood it like you did. but it takes God himself to show them that. yes it is truely His choice and your blessed to have been chosen. John H Loving

  1. Date: 12/22/2009 12:14:00 AM
    Good write, I like this one..I think we have all been where you are at in this poem..if we are honest..Merry Christmas...Danny