Own It, Don't Rationalize It

Updated: Jul 29, 2019

At some point, we have to own our dysfunction


Own it, don’t try to cover it up, rationalize it, or claim misunderstanding

Own it, admit a different agenda, opinion, or personal planning

Own it, know the reason behind the action, and be able to express it

Own it, don’t back down now, a decision was made, so boldly declare and own it


A little white lie, a big black lie, they’re all the same, a lie is a lie

Don’t get indignant, be easily offended, cover it up, or try to deny

Tell the truth and own up to the lie, instead of seeing how things unfold

For a character that lies is not easily believed when or if the truth is ever told


Acts of disobedience while pointing out flaws in others

Seeing everyone’s shortcomings all the while hiding yours under the covers

None of us are perfect, we all have our own habits to contend

Own it, don’t rationalize it, remove the power from it so it can mend


From lies to bending the truth and everything in between

Own all behaviors, good and bad, so true humility can reign supreme

God isn’t looking for superficial, and lip service; but a servant driven heart

To carry out His good works, tell of His goodness, and how we can all have a fresh start


Own all habits, the public ones and the private ones too

No need to try to keep it from the Lord, He knows good and well all that you do

Stop putting so much stock in appearance and trying to be the ‘perfect’ saint for God

For that person does not exist, because God’s word lets us know we are all flawed


It doesn’t mean walking around intentionally being mean

It doesn’t mean spreading gossip, putting others down or always making a scene

It doesn’t mean allowing arrogance and pride to have full reign over your ways

Nor does it mean stepping on others for self-elevation that only lasts a few days


Own your behaviors, stop rationalizing and justifying that it’s because of what someone else did

Own your thought processes and stop reasoning that you don’t get hand outs and all that biz

Own your habits and know that you can always work on being better

Own your organization or lack thereof and write dysfunction a “Dear John, Letter”


The world says “What comes around goes around” and the Bible indicates you “Reap What you Sow”

Own it, and stop rationalizing the negative behaviors that must go

Own it, and stop rationalizing away a future that has the potential to become very bright

Own it, and stop rationalizing; once and for all, stop putting up a fight


Own it, deflate it, destroy it, and bury it

Own it, admit to it, release it, and don’t worry about it

Own it, as well as all of its negative friends, and escort them out of the door

Own it, be victorious over it, as you subject yourself to the dysfunction no more.


What Saul was told:

vs3 - Now go and strike Amalek and devote to destruction all that they have. Do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’”


What Saul did:

vs8-9 - And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive and devoted to destruction all the people with the edge of the sword. But Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of the sheep and of the oxen and of the fattened calves and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them. All that was despised and worthless they devoted to destruction.


Saul's perspective:

vs19-20 - Why then did you not obey the voice of the Lord? Why did you pounce on the spoil and do what was evil in the sight of the Lord?” And Saul said to Samuel, “I have obeyed the voice of the Lord. I have gone on the mission on which the Lord sent me. I have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and I have devoted the Amalekites to destruction.


1 Samuel 15:1-23 (ESV)

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