The more bizarre a news story is the more the viewing public tends to tune in. It doesn’t stop with shock TV, but continues into the entertainment world, as well as, everyday people. Interestingly enough there are people that seem to find pleasure in behaving in ways that cause others to shake their head.
Kanye West has taken bizarre to a whole other level. Not only did he cross the line, by comparing himself to Jesus in his new album Yeezus with his single “I am a God.” In the single “I am a God,” Kanye warns people to stop playing with God……hmmm.
Recently, there was an article released that stated that Kanye, on a Chicago radio station WGCI, said, he was greater than Nelson Mandela and that his music freed minds, which was more important than freeing people from apartheid. The good news is that the article was a hoax; the bad news is that people easily believed that the article was factual because of the personal branding that Kanye has created for himself.
Luke 14:11 speaks of humility, “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
I get it, Kanye is proud of his accomplishments. The problem I have is with his lack of humility. Sadly, lacking in humility does not begin or end with Kanye; we can see examples all around us.
Sharing our success is great, as a matter of fact, I recommend it. I am simply suggesting balance. The greater your blessings, the more of an opportunity to share the story of how you arrived and what you went through to get there.
I am not saying that focusing on the great things that are happening in your life aren’t what people what to hear or that Kanye would sell as many songs if he didn’t continue down the obnoxious path he seems to enjoy, I am simply suggesting that when you have the blessing of the spotlight of any type, and all eyes are on you; use your blessing responsibly.
Tanya M. Wilson is an inspirational speaker and writer living in Charlotte N.C. You can contact her at email@example.com.
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