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Believin Stephen - Persevere
(from the album The Perseverance Mixtape)
© copyright Believin Stephen

[1st Verse]
Is elect my state? Or am I reprobate?
What will be the outcome when death I face?
Iím a wretched fake, whoís less than great
Numerous acts and thoughts of sex I take
Heart bent towards hate, you can check the tapes
Theyíll show Iím impatient, flesh wonít wait
It wants to be fed, it donít hesitate
Always lying to me like the pres debates
Can I rep as saint? Or be to sent to bake?
In the devilís lake, with messed up traits?
Like Warren G, itís time to Regulate
And shed my sin like some extra weight
Letís set this straight, I DO get His grace
By debts been paid, guilt wept erased!
Blessed with faith, what a special fate
When I get to go through those precious gates!

[HOOK: Repeat 2 times]
Persevere!!! We canít treat sin casually
Persevere!!! Heíll change us gradually
Persevere!!! No oneís snatchin His sheep
Persevere!!! Letís battle unbelief

[2nd Verse]
Weíre jacked up in essence, weíre Adamís descendants
Full of evil and sin, and lackin repentance
I wrote this for Christians who tend to backslide
And have pride, the enemy is telling fat lies
Bigger lies than the size of Shaqís tris (arms)
Thatís why my lines have the cross-like frat guys
Donít forsake His love and escape with drugs
On dates and clubs or get drunk and take a chug
Embrace my hug, please donít pop those pills
They often kill.. letís stop and build
The cross is real, but we got bad tempers
Always feelin defeated by the wack tempter
I write for my Christian brothers who stay vexed
They struggle with attractions for the same sex
Keep crying out with prayer and fasting
Heíll give compassion to changer your attractions!
I write for the guys with high sexual drives
I write for the guys who love chemical highs
I write for the guys who think itís better to die
I write for the guys guilty of federal crime
I write for the guys who are incarcerated
Keep crying out to God with hearts like David
And be consistent with much persistence
To keep crying out, Heíll give you assistance

[HOOK: Repeat 2 times]
Persevere!!! We canít treat sin casually
Persevere!!! Heíll change us gradually
Persevere!!! No oneís snatchin His sheep
Persevere!!! Letís battle unbelief

[3rd Verse]
I write for the guy whoís in his wheelchair
I write for the guy with no meal there
I write for the girl who donít rock her real hair
I write for you and His love, Heíll share!
Weíre depraved which means our minds are wretched
But when tempted: He provides an exit
Thereís ugly conditions, weíre stuck in addictions
Plus the addition of loving tradition
Christ hung for Christians, He knows you are foul
Youíre alone for a while as you go through a trial
Be tenacious, donít throw in the towel
He is gracious so show me a smile!
Letís bounce our eyes and renounce our pride
And stay in fellowship, surrounded by guys!
He renews my strength Iím an eagle soarin
Because he heals my wounds like Neosporin
He bled for pagans, who messed with Satan
Heís giving rest to the heavy laden
Jesus of Nazareth is the illest advocate
We go to war, Heís our military strategist
Killin sin, attackin it, be near to the light
Plead and ask Him to pour out the Spirit of Christ
So instead of choosin sin and pleasure
Youíll see Christ as the most beautiful treasure!

[HOOK: Repeat 2 times]
Persevere!!! We canít treat sin casually
Persevere!!! Heíll change us gradually
Persevere!!! No oneís snatchin His sheep
Persevere!!! Letís battle unbelief