I hate ’em,
They get in the way
Of my own agenda
What I want for today.
Are they obstacles or guidelines
Do they help or disturb?
Like the tracks the trains rides on
And without them crashes, burns.
What makes Deadlines evil
Is our need to prevail,
And makes ’em mountains to get over
and not wind for our sails.
When deadlines are absolutes
The goal never be late,
We set ourselves up for failure
They’re a guide not a fate.
So slow down for a moment
And take all of life in
Remember deadlines give structure
And spur us on to begin.
And when life gets scary
Another deadline to meet,
Remember with Jesus in your corner
There’s nothing you can’t defeat!