To be somebody is to be creating a new genre
By your own simple artistic common sense,
Inventing a fresh way of poetic expression,
Making everyday life with God a special
To be enjoyed in all kinds of situations,
And made known in a new type of poem,
Free from traditional forms and norms,
But easily assessable to ordinary people!
(Written as a response to an encouragement from my friend Håvard Kjøllesdal who had written his first "To be somebody" poem. He sent it to me because I had created this new genre, in his opinion! I happily responded by writing these lines. Below I include his first poem in this genre!)
Is to be holy to the Lord
To set my life apart for the King and his purposes.
To be somebody is to highly esteem the blood of Jesus
To know that I am bought with a precious price
Bought free from the slavery of the world, and called into a life in
service of the Most High God
To be somebody is to separate from the desire to merely live for
and to give myself as a seed in Gods hand
and be somebody
who can make a difference in my generation
To be somebody is to have one great desire in life
which means more to me then a big salary and a successful career
a desire which makes earthly pleasure look small and unattractive
which makes me want to give up everything else that calls for my
To be somebody is to desire to do great things for the Lord
To be somebody is to desire to see Jesus and the kingdom impact my
To be somebody is to carry a dream
to see the young people in my neighborhood stretch out their hands to
and say no to the empty life of their ancestors.
So that they can run with Gods purposes to the nations of the earth.
Text: Håvard Kjøllesdal