Marvin Sapp recently revealed some of the mistakes he made and struggles he has been through while shifting his focus to a new season in his life.
Sapp, a 47-year-old pastor and gospel singer, took to his Facebook page before his church’s annual consecration that involves staying off of social media. Before giving up his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Sapp decided to reveal some challenges that he faced in 2014.
While the singer said he is grateful to have made it through struggles, he did not shy away from admitting some of his mistakes and issues that have taken place over the past year.
“I made many mistakes, hurt individuals who are very important to me,” Sapp wrote. “I’ve been slandered, stalked, accused, disrespected by people that I have helped and more. Yet to the best of my ability I maintain my integrity when I wanted to lose it.”
Still, he spoke about the new year and his intentions to grow.
“It will be the year of intentional change and by the conclusion of this year I will be happier, healthier, healed and whole. For 4 1/2 years my primary focus was to #RepairNPrepare,” he wrote. “Many didn’t understand nor accept it, however with the help of the Lord I’ve done my personal best. Now as I ascended to new levels in the church, every aspect of my life will go higher as well.”
Sapp has raised his three children as a full-time single father years after his wife died from cancer.
The gospel singer previously spoke to Eurweb.com about missing his late wife, MaLinda Sapp, who lost her battle with colon cancer in 2010.
“There are days when I get up and I cry, thinking of her. There are days thinking of her and I smile,” Sapp told the website. “There are days when I’m angry, days that I’m not … we miss her.”
Sapp and his wife were the head pastors at Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, before she passed away.