My spoken word piece, was inspired from my inability to write, I have always been able to write poems, short stories and screenplays effortlessly but when I needed to write about God, I couldn’t, I felt as though I’m just using his words for my own selfish purposes and not truly being about him or for him. I was going back and forth with myself as I felt as though a part of me was eager to write and another part of me just didn’t want to and so it was like there was a battle with myself and my thoughts. but when I began to pray and worship God, I felt like I was at peace with my self and somewhat ‘worthy’ of my fathers words and this is how ‘Ashamed to Engage’ was written
This work was fit into the topic the spiritual battle found in Ephesians 6:10-20, because my spoken word, portrays me trying to write about God but instead I couldn’t because I Didn’t feel as though it was my place to write about God, this to me, felt like spiritual forces were trying to stop me from writing about God or even reading his scriptures, and to me it felt like there was an unseen battle in its smallest form at play, and once I put on the armor of god by forcing myself to read the Bible I was able to ‘pull through’ and write about Gods glory
Sanjae Innis is the writer of this piece, who also performed and edited it.
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