“Unfinished” by Mandisa
By RaeAnn Jent
Mandisa started her music career on season 5 of American Idol. Some of her most popular songs are Stronger and Overcomer. The album Overcomer released in late 2013 and Mandisa admits that she disappeared from the music scene for a few years. In a YouTube video, Mandisa explains that Overcomer was inspired by a close friend who was battling cancer, who sadly passed away shortly after the album was released.
After her friend Keisha passed away, Mandisa began to question and doubt God’s goodness. She went into the deepest depression of her life and stayed there for many years.
As God helped Mandisa out of that dark pit, she was reminded of Philippians 1:6 (NLT) which says,
“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.”
Mandisa explains “that Scripture in Philippians 1:6 has become a lifeline for me when I start to get so worried and anxious about everything I’ve done wrong.”
Instead of living in shame and regret, we can trust that God is working in our lives.
Mandisa finishes the video with these awesome words,
“It’s not how many times you fall down; it’s how many times you get back up”
“You’re not a failure, you’re not a mistake, you’re just unfinished.”
I’m so excited that Mandisa has been working on new music. Her press release team announced Saturday that Mandisa’s new album Out of the Dark will be available on May 19th!
Unfinished is such a great reminder that God’s not done with us yet. We often make the same mistakes and live in regret time and time again. Yet, no matter how much we fail, He’s still working on us.
In Hebrews 13:5, God has promised to never leave or forsake us. He has amazing plans for your life and wants to walk alongside you and help you to fulfill the dreams He’s given you. God never abandons us to try to figure out life on our own. He gives us room to mess up, but offers us second chances time and time again.
When we call out to God, He’s there. In our best moments, He’s there. In our struggles, He’s there.
You may have doubts, insecurities, or shame, but don’t let it define you. In God’s eyes, you are a masterpiece- beautiful, valuable, and unfinished.
You can hear Mandisa’s new song “Unfinished” on Resound Radio.