|Justin Bieber on his Purpose Tour. (Danny Toons/Wikimedia)|
MUSICWhile fans of Justin Bieber are still reeling from his announcement that he was canceling the remaining dates of his Purpose Tour due to exhaustion last month, he took time yesterday to address them and explain further on an Instagram post. He wrote:
“I’m so grateful for this journey with all of you,” the singer begins. “I’m grateful for the tours but most of all I’m grateful I get go through this life WITH YOU! Learning and growing hasn’t always been easy but knowing I’m not alone has kept me going. I have let my insecurities get the best of me at times, I let my broken relationships dictate the way I acted toward people and the way I treated them! I let bitterness, jealousy, and fear run my life!!!”
“I’m VERY aware I’m never gonna be perfect, and I’m gonna keep making mistakes but what I’m not gonna do is let my past dictate my future… What I’m not gonna do is be ashamed of my mistakes. I wanna be a man that learns and grows from them!” He further writes, “I want you all to know this tour has been unbelievable and has taught me so much about myself. I am reminded how blessed I am to have a voice in this world. I’ve learned the more you appreciate your calling, the more you want to protect your calling.”
“Me taking this time right now is me saying I want to be SUSTAINABLE. I want my career to be sustainable, but I want my mind heart and soul to be sustainable. So that I can be the man I want to be, the husband I eventually want to be and the father I want to be,” the performer says, adding, “This message is just an opportunity for you to know my heart” and “where I am coming from.”
Since the initial announcement was made, speculation has risen that the teen hearthrob may want to start his own church while others assume that the singer just needs to take a break for his own health. Whatever the case, he appears to be heading in a better direction than he has in recent years.
When Bieber began his career, he was praised by many Christian parents for his squeaky clean image and his declaration of his faith. However, as he became more comfortable with his superstar status over the years, Bieber became known more for his outrageous behavior and his faith appeared, at least to some, to have taken a backseat. Hopefully this new chapter in his life will keep more centered on the straight and narrow path.