Wisdom from Lil Wayne

While reading the Lil Wayne interview in the latest issue of Rolling Stone, I found just a small piece of wisdom.

After briefly talking about migraines that seem to be a side effect of an accidentally shooting, Wayne said, “We’re here to live. We’re here to do, we’re here to be. And this here, this is what I’m doing, so I’m gonna do it. Because when it’s over, it’s over.”

So, I’m reading those words and found myself thinking, “Wow! Isn’t that what we say often say in the church? We’re here to live…we’re here to do…we’re here to be.”

We continually challenge people to discover what God is calling them to do…and then do it. We challenge people with the idea that life isn’t about sitting back and waiting for that one day, “when we all get to heaven.” We attempt to usher people toward action…to live…to do…to be.

The point where the church would disagree with Wayne is when he says, “When it’s over, it’s over.” The church would most likely proclaim, “when it’s over, it’s only beginning.”

Lil Wayne seems to understand that life is for living. Living is done best when we do what God has uniquely designed us to do. Living is done best when we attempt to become the people God desires us to be.

So, this morning, I find myself encouraged (by Lil Wayne, of all sources) to get out there and live, and do, and be.

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