As mentioned in an earlier posts, I’ve taken a few dabs at mainstream hip hop. It was one of my useless attempts to get my social acceptance certificate. From what I’ve heard, Jay-Z is the king of rap (forgive me if I use the terms rap and hip hop interchangeably; I actually don’t know the difference). In his song in Blueprint 3, the one in which the chorus goes “Everyday a star is born (clap for ‘em, clap for ‘em, clap for ‘em, hey)” (I’m not sure what the name of the song is), he mentions all that’s been big in mainstream rap over the past few years, but still alludes to the fact that he trumps over them all. In a song in one of his previous albums, Lost One, he apologises for being a champion. I’m not really sure what the song is actually about. He talks about how hard it is being famous, how hard it is being with Beyonce, how hard it is with his nephew’s death, but then he apologises for being great, for being a champion.
I’m not sure about everyone else, but I think I’m a champion, and I’m not ashamed to say it. Actually, I know I’m an absolute legend. Most people say this is arrogance, this is vanity, and I need to be humbled, but I disagree. Speaking truth about myself isn’t vanity, it’s just truth. It’s like saying I’m black, or I was born in Uganda. Not vanity, or arrogance, just truth.
Let me explain my logic. God is massive. God is huge. God is so massive that our imagination can’t even begin to fathom his massiveness, and his infinite beauty. And I was made in the image of this God. So then, aren’t I too somewhat amazing? God is also infinite in everything. So I know I’m a creative. I know I take nice pictures with my camera. I know I’m funny. I know I’m smart. And I know a whole lot of good things about myself. And I know that all this is from God because he has all of this in him. So my amazingness isn’t anything to do with me, but everything to do with God. Because I was created in His image, I too am amazing.
So often we get caught up in what’s wrong with us, and what we need to improve, and why we’re hopeless, and why Jacob Zuma’s head is so shiny, and why Barack Obama secretly does the moonwalk in his underwear, that we forget how absolutely amazing we are. And the beauty of it is you can’t look down on anyone else because they too are absolutely amazing (this includes contentious characters such as Fred Phelps and Eugene Terre’blance. The worldwide council had a 3 day conference to decide if they qualified, so this has been validated).
What things about you are absolutely amazing? What things about you are you thankful to God that you have?