In his poem, The Gift Outright, Robert Frost writes of giving ourselves to the fulfillment of our destinies. Frost was specifically speaking of colonial Americans releasing their ties to England and not withholding themselves from their calling to the “New World.” Christians, however, can take these words to heart as another admonishment, as the apostle Paul wrote, to “take hold of that for which Christ laid hold of us.”
Possessing what we were still unpossessed by,
Possessed by what we now no more possessed.
Something we were withholding made us weak
Until we found it was ourselves.
We were withholding from our land of living,
And forthwith found it was ourselves.