“Sorry, I know I sound whimpy…”
“Haha, sorry, just got a little excited…”
“Sorry, I’m sorry that song makes me cry every time…”
“I’m sorry, I keep talking about him, he’s on my heart…”
Ever make excuses for the way you are? What you feel and how you look? Apologize for yourself to other people for doing nothing wrong? It’s like in your mind you aren’t reaching a standard – a standard that no one has actually set. If people were really sorry for the things they said, felt, or how behaved around other people they wouldn’t actually do those things. So they aren’t sorry necessarily, what they are really asking for is permission from the other person to act or feel a certain way. Acceptance. A casual phrase you hear in everyday conversation stems from a much deeper context: we are afraid to be who we were made to be.
What “I’m sorry…” is really saying is “Wait! Let me pause the conversation, make an excuse for the way God created me, cause I don’t want to offend anyone by walking in confidence of the way He made me to be.” Perhaps confidence should offend, or more accurately challenge those around us? Who are the leaders among us? Who are the people making a difference? They are the ones who are confident and unapologetic of who they are and what they stand for. Continue reading