This is Pass Me Over that I wrote last night on Sunday December 4, 2011. It is inspired by a lot of things going on and I just was pouring out my heart. Sometimes you just have to be real with yourself and with God and express yourself the best way you can. This is meant in no way to offend or belittle anyone, this is just my conversation with God last night. I pray you like it and leave a comment. Also is the song “Pass Me Over” by Anthony Hamilton. I was writing while I was listening to it and this song just speaks to me. Something about it has God’s hands on it and I pray you are blessed by it as it has blessed me. Remember Ephesians 6:10. Don’t give up! Don’t quit! Never Surrender!
I love y’all.
Pass me over
Lord I’m tryin to be strong but it’s hard now
When I don’t have any direction but it seems like a dark cloud
Is hovering over me and as these tears fall on my cheeks
I see a revolution on the horizon but to establish it I feel my voice silenced to speak
And I know at this moment I should be strong but honestly I’m weak
And this is when yours comes true but I feel I need more and so I seek
After some comfort a shoulder to lay my head
But what do you do when the pillow you look for has been placed in another’s bed
The initial plan you had begins to change the people near seem abnormally strange
And your heart feels a continuous pain
Lord I need your reign but its feeling like a thunder storm
I’m trying to see your newness but these old wine skins feel worn
Torn between standing for righteousness and submitting to the children of the corn
But it’s hard to run away from the very reason you were born
This is my prayer Father if you’re listening your son needs some direction
And I can understand if you’re not listening because of my previous recollection
Of disobedience and sin And pop you have every right to feel the way you do
But Lord your word talks about your mercy and I need that to come through
I need some strength cuz I don’t feel like standing
The weight of this pressure can at times feel too demanding
I thought this was suppose to be romantic but it’s feeling more like sandwiches
Cuz on both sides I’m being pressed and mushed
By the discomfort of family and fake people and I don’t know if I can push
I don’t see how you do it I’m having a hard time controlling my inner circle
From becoming 2 semis connecting to an Urkel
Cuz you know family matters but it don’t seem like it anymore
Seems like we’re all concerned with ourselves and no one wants to put money in to go to the store
But every body wants to eat
Shoot Lord I just want some peace
A little bit of sleep and an arm to reach
Reach to the very bottom of the abyss that I have found myself spiraling down to let me know someone cares
And Lord if I can still be honest I know you’ll always be there but why does it feel like that’s not good enough
And maybe that’s why this is happening to show me that this road will be rough
And this road will be tough but your grace is sufficient enough
But my sisters actin crazy she won’t even talk to me
All I want is a relationship and I feel like she’s walkin away from me
This school’s tryin to convince me that the things I know about you dont exist
When I know it’s only by your love that I haven’t slit my wrists
My friends are loosing hope and faith and coming to me but I don’t have the answers
I try to redirect them to you but the doubt tends to creep in like cancer
Spreads through the functioning parts of the body and reproduces death
Now a rapid virus has spread and the population has the faithful few left
Faithfullnes is hard to come by when your man is being locked up for possession of marijuana
And my feelings attempt to be compassionate cuz I know this life doesnt match the persona
That you wish that he has and half of me wants to spas
The other half just wants to smash
This beautiful queen that you gave for me to watch out for
But I don’t even know if im doing that right can you feel my outpour
I don’t want you think I came here to complain cuz I def didnt
I just want you to speak clear to me and not do any pigeon
I just want to fade away and stay in your arms forever
Take off my rain gear so I don’t have to face the weather
But Lord I know this is how you plan to build my character
This is just the process you’re taking me through to become a revolutionary in America
So I will write, stand, speak, whatever it takes to make you great
and weeping may endure for a night but joy is never too late
So here is my dedication that I will remain sober
Just when you’re done before you leave Lord don’t pass me over
Hip Hop: The powerful cocktail of rhyme, beat and soul. It has indefinitely gripped the souls of countless people, birthing a culture and global influence. One such soul is that of Xavier Stephen Brandon. He was born on January 22, 1988 in Brooklyn, New York: the city that was the impetus for Hip Hop. He moved to Charlotte NC when he was four years old, but was indelibly marked by the music that would soon consume his life. Xavier started rhyming at the age of 12 and wrote his first song entitled “My Life” when he was in sixth grade. He was unrelenting in honing his craft and by his sophomore year in high school he was rapping at church and by his senior year he was circuiting night clubs and recording in the studio. He quickly adopted the stage name X that was given to him by his best friend Maiba. X became consumed by Hip Hop, he ate it, drank it, inhaled and exhaled it and could not stop thinking about it.
However, a chance encounter with God changed the course of his life forever. Before entering college, church leaders sincerely advised that he stop his consumption of secular music because it was keeping Him from a closer union with God. But it was not something that he could easily give up. Then as a freshmen at Morehouse College he had the opportunity to perform on a show produced by Lil‘Wayne. However, God provided a way of escape through the cautionary words of his friends. That very day he deleted all of his secular music and his life was transformed. His actions, words and thoughts were now infiltrated and dictated by the truth that although he loved Hip Hop, he loved God so much more. So with that he submitted his love for Hip Hop and his artistic gift to this newfound love.
X has been featured on numerous mixtapes including: Welcome to My Playlist Mixtape produced by DJ Trrouble (2011). Season 1: Equivalent Exchange EP by Gracin Glory (2011) and the upcoming Spiritual Warfare Volume 1 Mixtape which is scheduled to be released in 2011. He currently ministers through Hip Hop and Spoken Word in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area while pursuing his Masters of Divinity from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.
He seeks to produce kingdom influenced music. He believes that God should be glorified not only in the content of his songs but in the quality of their production. He desires that people crank them in their cars, in their homes, at work and not be ashamed to blast it because it’s good music. If it’s not hot, or if it cannot rival the secular music on the radio, then he doesn’t want to create it. He believes that he must offer his gift to God in nothing short of excellence.
X strives to reconcile the Hip Hop culture with God, demonstrating that it is okay to have a love for the music and be in love with Jesus Christ. He is equipped for this task because his honesty and his humility enable him to relate to anyone. His infectious love for God and relevant teaching style sets a spark for God and quells doubt in the hearts of many people that he encounters. He is anointed to spread the Gospel to the Hip Hop generation both in the corridors of his everyday life and on stage. His words, his actions and his heart illustrate that God reigns preeminent in his life and he believes in turn God will draw all men and women unto Him (John 12:32).
Zek’s Youth Center is a recreation facility devoted to identifying, cultivating, and manifesting the dreams of youth across the world. We accomplish this by enrolling students ranging from middle to high school into an intense mentoring program. This program aids dreamers to excel academically as well as achieving their dreams. Dreamers pair up with mentors who are operating in the dream they wish to achieve to ensure a pipeline for success. In the process, dreamers learn Christian principles that cultivate the dream to advance the Kingdom of God. There is a 100% dream guarantee which ensures that every dreamer will achieve their dream. We live by the Dreamer Creed:
I AM A DREAMER!NO DREAM IS TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL!MY DREAM IS FROM GOD AND WITH GOD NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!I WILL ACHIEVE MY DREAM!I WILL HELP OTHERS ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS!MY DREAM IS NOT FOR MYSELF BUT FOR THE BETTERMENT OF MY FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND THE WORLD!CAN MY DREAM LIVE? YES!WILL MY DREAM LIVE? YES!AM I A DREAMER? YES!DREAM ON YOUNG BROTHER AND SISTER DREAM ON!!!
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This is Pass Me Over that I wrote last night on Sunday December 4, 2011. It is inspired by a lot of things going on and I just was pouring out my heart. Sometimes you just have to be real with yourself and with God and express yourself the best way you can. This is
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