(July 14-July 20)
Following the Leader
I absolutely refuse to regress
because in God, I have grown.
He has delivered me from more heartache
than I ever wish to be told.
It took me a long time to realize
it doesn’t matter who felt I was worthy.
God loves you and will change you
regardless of who thinks you deserve it.
I rediscovered my strengths
breaking the chains of my mistakes.
I faced the realities of my past
so my destiny I can overtake.
Perfection nor approval,
no longer my fruitless mission.
No haters or naysayers allowed
to impede this spiritual transition.
My candor is not aimed
at those who want just a good story.
He only allowed me to suffer
to testify of His redeeming glory.
I won’t regress, backtrack
or be suppressed
by the insecurities of man.
I’ve gotten here, this far
because of God’s unchanging hand.
I could have gotten farther
if I had followed this close all along
but He used my tests to build my faith
and made something of my wrongs
Don’t mistake that my attitude means
I think I’m better than most.
I just want to follow God all the time
instead of seeking Him when I’m lost.
I won’t subscribe to a doubtful mindset.
Belief is more up my alley.
Nothing will make me turn away now,
there is no argument that is valid.
There is no more discussion.
What more do you need to ask?
Without Jesus grounded at center,
it's just not built to last.
"Following the Leader" is an excerpt from
Role Reversal: Turn Pain Into Power