Happy Friday to you all! God is awesome because He has carried us through another day. This week may not have been all that you wanted it to be, but I dare you to give Him praise for carrying you to the end of this week. When you get to the end of one thing it means the beginning of another. So I look forward to what the next moment holds for me. Spend less time complaining and more time praising!
No more apologies
By: Nicole Ellis
In 1981, You saw fit to bring me into this world
Before I was formed in my mother’s womb
You knew I would be more than the average girl
You have a plan for my life
I’m destined for greatness
I’m on a journey and will no longer live in strife
I’ve spent many years apologizing for who I am
Words laced with uncertainty and guilt
All in an effort to please man
No more apologies are coming from me
I will not apologize for who You have called me to be
I use to apologize to others for the favor You’ve given me
All in an effort to mask their inadequacies
I use to dumb myself down or hide my true vision
I would refuse to share my testimony or share your provision
The provisions that you’ve continue to make for me
I would apologize, so that people would not turn away from me
But you reminded me that I’m a minority
I wasn’t created to look like a clone of the world
Or to live a lie
I’m a peculiar person
I don’t operate like the rest
You’ve given your life for me
So I owe you my best
By apologizing for the blessings your placed over me
I am suggesting that you were wrong in selecting me
But oh no that’s not the case
I’m turning to the world and looking them in the face
NO MORE APOLOGIES are coming from me
I will not say I’m sorry for who God called me to be
I have no control over you feeling inferior
Its only by Gods grace and His mercy that makes me superior
I’m not saying that I’m better than you
I’m saying I will no longer apologize for what I’ve gone through
The life I live has been brought with a price
There were times I fought hard to live my life
And in my darkest hours when I wanted to give up
Jesus swooped in and saved me
And lifted my head up
So no more apologies will you get from me
I wasn’t created for your approval
Rather to please He
He who was slain and raised on the third day
His grace and mercy is why I have favor and can say,
I am done apologizing for who I’m called to be
Stop spending your energy hating and get right with THEE!
No more apologies!!!
No more apologies from me!
~Food for thought: Everyone can’t go where God wants you to go. Stop packing bags for people who only live to bring you down. Don’t strive to fit in with a crowd who will condemn you the moment you turn around. Focus on God and He will lead you to the right people in this particular season of your life. Don’t apologize for who God has called you to be. Remain humble, respectful, loving, and kind and leave the rest to God. God doesn’t make mistakes and He didn’t make a mistake when He selected you for His appointed task, so stop apologizing!
I look forward to hearing all the wonderful things that God will do in each and every one of your lives. Keep living for God!
Have a blessed day!
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