Day 11: I Refuse

I’ve been pretty slow with posts regarding the challenge, but…I have to say that my song choices are a lot better than the previous cycle.  Well, only because the songs that are being features (for the past few days, at least) have a lot more in them than just good vocals and melody.  They also have a message.

Our song for today is no different.  Sung by Josh Wilson from his See You album, this song invites us to stand up and do something–not just sit around and watch in the sidelines if we want to change things or make things happen.

Our world today is filled with onlookers and watchers.  There are few people in-between who really embodies the movers and the shakers; the revolutionaries that want to change the world to a much better place by teaching us to turn back to God.

I Refuse is a song that makes you want to do as the song speaks: to refuse acting like everything is alright when it’s not.  To refuse living like we don’t care.  To refuse to sit around and wait for someone else to do what we are meant to do, what we were born to do without minding the criticisms, the jeers, and the harsh words that may come our way.

Each of us were made to make a difference.  We were meant to be so much more than we could possibly imagine.  But, we can only grow if we turn our eyes to the one who saved us, the one who gave us life and continue to give us life.

Below are the lyrics to this song, a song that will hopefully make us all  rise up for God and do great things through his name!

Dream on; Fly on!

Sometimes I
I just want to close my eyes
And act like everyone’s alright
When I know they’re not

This world needs God
But it’s easier to stand and watch
I could say a prayer and just move on
Like nothing’s wrong

But I refuse
‘Cause I don’t want to live like I don’t care
I don’t want to say another empty prayer
Oh, I refuse

To sit around and wait for someone else
To do what God has called me to do myself
Oh, I could choose
Not to move but I refuse

I can hear the least of these
Crying out so desperately
And I know we are the hands and feet
Of You, oh God

So, if You say move
It’s time for me to follow through
And do what I was made to do
Show them who You are

‘Cause I don’t want to live like I don’t care
I don’t want to say another empty prayer
Oh, I refuse

To sit around and wait for someone else
To do what God has called me to do myself
Oh, I could choose
Not to move but I refuse

To stand and watch the weary and lost
Cry out for help
I refuse to turn my back
And try and act like all is well

I refuse to stay unchanged
To wait another day, to die to myself
I refuse to make one more excuse

‘Cause I don’t want to live like I don’t care
I don’t want to say another empty prayer
Oh, I refuse

To sit around and wait for someone else
To do what God has called me to do myself
Oh, I could choose
Not to move but I refuse

I refuse
I refuse


There is nothing more that I enjoy doing than reading books and writing. I'm kind of a nerd like that, XD. I have been writing for 7 years and am the author of the YA novel "Winged: The Awakening" and "Winged: The Unraveling".

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