Listen to “Choose Me” by Latice Crawford— best known as the second runner-up of Season 2 of BET’s Sunday Best. “Choose Me” is from Crawford’s EP, Diary of a Church Girl, the follow-up to Crawford’s 2014 debut self-titled album.

About “Choose Me” Crawford says, “”Choose Me” is a song about our human need and desire to be accepted. Accepted by our families, accepted by our friends, significant other, accepted at your place of business. That’s where I was when I wrote it. I was trying to navigate through this journey called life; in an industry, religious denomination and social culture that said I should look this way, act that way, walk like this and talk like that. I didn’t feel like I fit the mold and I didn’t feel like I fit in. One day I realized I would continue to let people down because I could never be what they expected me to be, but more importantly, I would let myself down if I kept trying to be anything but who I was created to be. That’s when I decided to stop relying on people’s validation and go straight to the creator. If he could choose the likes of Moses, David, Joseph—the list goes on—with all of their imperfections he could surely choose me. I realized that the only thing that was important to me was doing his work, helping his people and pleasing him. He doesn’t call the qualified, he qualifies who he chooses to call.”