This is honest as honesty gets. Former American Idol contestant and now Grammy Award winning artist, Mandisa was nominated in two Christian Contemporary categories for her song “Overcomer” for the 2014 Grammy Awards. Instead of strolling the red carpet and soaking up the limelight, she was at home just relaxing. She took to her website to tell the absolutely compelling truth about what kept her from coming to the massive celebration of music. Read her truth below.
At 4PM yesterday, I was not glammed up in a fancy gown, sitting in my seat at the Grammy Award Pre-Telecast, listening to the man reading the nominee list for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) Performance, Best CCM Song, and Best CCM Album. I was rockin’ some purple sweats, sitting in front of my computer, watching the live stream online. If you saw the video I posted yesterday, you heard my utter shock and immediate flood of tears, not to mention my phone blowing up when Overcomer was read as CCM Song and Album of the Year! I could not believe it!
Since then, many have asked why I was not there to accept the award. Ok. Are you ready for my brutal honesty? I have several reasons:
1. Over the next 100 days, I’ll be home for about 20 of them. I’m taking every chance I get to enjoy my time here…and Rufus (my bed, yeah, I said it!)
2. I can’t tell you how little I enjoy people scrutinizing what I am wearing and how I look. I’ve been on the receiving end of such mean comments coming from the other side of the anonymity the world-wide web provides. I can usually handle it, but recent events have left me feeling insecure about such things these days (if you missed my Facebook post a couple of weeks ago, I explain more about that here.) I wish I could tell you it doesn’t hurt my feelings. Honestly, it does. I’m still learning to believe the truth about me, remember?
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