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T W E N T Y E • G H T E E N My posture this year... no point in worrying or stressing. It won't change a thing. So, I choose to completely and solely rely on Christ. He's got EVERYTHING under control. ~ "Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell GOD what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience GOD’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:6-7 #2018 #HappyNewEra
I N A D E Q U A C Y Hi... The Name's Clarke. Transparent Moment: For some reason, people tend to see me as this confident guy who knows what he wants but... when it came to leading worship I became timid, I felt like I wasn't anointed, I don't always think I can sing and I slur my words when I speak... Just so many different thoughts. What made it worse at times is when it's those heavy moments in worship and you're already battling with these thoughts and the crowd refuses to join you in worship. You could be giving your all and worshipping from a place of truth but not even that seems to be enough to get them to join in. I'd also have "easy moments" in leading worship but those moments were just as bad for me, if not worse. People would talk about the amazing worship experience they just had, how I'm anointed and Heaven opens up when I sing... Meanwhile I'm just over here like, "Were we in the same place? I know my eyes were closed for bit but when did all that happen?"... And it's strange because I'm the one leading. So, at those moments even words of affirmation or the response of the crowd didn't mean much to me. My mind was just so confused. So, after all of that, my conclusion was that this wasn't something I should do anymore. I still did it here and there but there have been times I've literally said no when asked to lead. In fact, I was planning to make 2017 my last year of leading praise and worship. In all of this, God has been faithful in showing me and reminding me through His Word, different believers, His love and consistent presence, who I am and what He's called me to do. In spite of the lack of response, the absence of affirmation or your feelings, remember your purpose. Know who He says you are. Whenever thoughts of inadequacy, low self esteem, fear or doubt pop up, immediately remind yourself of what GOD said about you. It's time we become confident and bold, and start thinking better of ourselves and being who we're meant to be. #TheNamesClarke #TBT
G R A T E F U L 2016 | 2017 | these two years have been very interesting. Although it seems that there were more "curses" than blessings, I'm grateful for it all. There were so many exits points for me but the decision and commitment I made to "... Take my cross, leave the world and follow Him" (ya'll will hear that song soon 👀🎶) still remains the same. I'm honestly at the point in my life where if I was told that things will get a lot worse before they get better, I'll still choose JESUS. All my good days without Him don't compare to even a bad day with Him. I need Him in all areas of my life; my decisions, my plans, my character... everything. He's the only reason why I'm still here in spite of every obstacle that has come. He has sustained me and I owe it all to Him. P.S. The last pic is for all the Selena fans... #Emochacha
M • S T A K E S & A L L Got @keanarochelle to sing on a song I'm working on... I have a love/hate relationship with the song writing process [song writers know what I'm talking about] so I'm not quite finished this song yet but I thought I'd let ya'll hear what I got so far. I'm excited to see what comes of it. #YouAreGod #Lyricist #SongWriter #OriginalMusic #WritingProcess #NeedASongWriter ? #StillLearningTheGuitar #Worship #Music #Musician #IDoWhatIDoForChrist #TheNamesClarke
B • R T H D A Y G • R L Everyone help me take the time to wish one of the besties a Happy Birthday... Don't usually have much to say in my posts but I can honestly say she's a ride or die. Patient, Generous, Loyal, Sacrificial, Beautiful, not one to put up with foolishness, just a great gal overall! She's definitely someone to have around. When she supports, she gives the full 100! Any man would be fortunate to have her alongside their journey... Not only that but to witness the greatness GOD is going to do through her. You frustrate the hell out of me BUT I'm glad GOD took the time to create you. Happy Birthday Brotus! To many more years to come.
Walking boldly and confidently into this new season 📷x @keanarochelle
F • N A L L Y M A R R • E D Wow... You guys actually did it. I knew it would happen one day but damn! I'm honestly so proud and grateful for the opportunity to witness and celebrate this moment. Know you have my FULL support and I'm always praying for you both. Love you guys. Keep Christ at the center and you will never fail. #MakingItManhertz
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