This Is Why I Took You Back

This Is Why I Took You Back
Camila Cordeiro

It’s not you.
It’s me.
Cliché.
But really.
It’s not you.
It’s me.

When you walked away,
I did not blame you.
I blamed me.
When you said you’re done.
I didn’t think that the fault was yours.
I claimed the fault to be mine.
But up to know I still haven’t found the answer.
Did I push you away?
Did I not love you enough?
Did I go too far?

Now, I’m willing to give us another chance.
I’m willing to give you another chance.

You might think that I took you back
Because you begged for me to.
That I took you back
Because you said exactly what I needed to hear.
That I took you back
Because you said you’re sorry.
That I took you back because you had realizations.
That I took you back because of your sweet beautiful words.

Let me tell you something baby.
I took you back not because of you.
I took you back because of me.

I took you back because I have surrendered myself to the Lord.
I took you back because
I was commanded to forgive as the Lord has forgiven me.
(Colossians 3:13)
I took you back because
I believe that God has a reason for everything.
A reason why He’s brought you back to my life.
And I want to see what that reason is.
I took you back because
If God has not given up on me after all this time,
Who am I to give up on you?
After all, we never give up on people we love.

So remember this,
I did not take you back because of you.
When I’ve come to think of it,
I did not take you back because of me either.
I took you back because of Him.

I took you back because He has shown me
The kind of love that’s pure and true.
A love that’s eternal.
A love that forgives.
A love that forgets.
A love that’s fresh.
As if I haven’t been hurt.
A love that’s whole.
As if I haven’t been broken.

I took you back because He has healed me
And I want to share that healing with you
I took you back because He loves me
And I want to share that love with you
I took you back because He has shown me
What true love is
And I want you to see that too.

And no baby, I’m not gonna shove the bible down your throat.
I’m not gonna force you to come with me to church.
I just want to be a living manifestation of His glory and grace.
I just want you to see how great our God is
Through my eyes
And hopefully through yours too.

I’m not gonna force you to believe in what I believe in
I want you to see for yourself His goodness and mercy
That way you, yourself will believe
You will experience on your own
How much He loves you.
How much He loves us.
And how that love is never gonna change.

Baby it wasn’t me who took you back.
It was Him who took you back. TC mark

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