Monday, April 17, 2017

A to Z 2K17: N is for NF

Artist:  NF
Song:  Oh Lord
Album:  Therapy Session
Genre:  Rap, Hip Hop
Soundcloud:  NFRealMusic

Y'all mind of I hop on a gigantic religious soapbox?  No?  Sweet, thanks.

So I'm a employed by a church and a volunteer staff dude at a young adults group.  As such you run into a lot of people that have opinions that are not always right.  One of least favorite are the people that try and call out others for not having any "Christian care and support" from people that they've never supported themselves.

The worst though are the people that will always complain that their prayers are never answered, but all they do is get pray when they are in trouble.  I'll admit, I've been like this before and will probably do it again, but what makes me furious are the people who have the gall to complain at times like this.

I never realized how much this bugged so much till I heard this song and heard just one line that honestly shook me a little bit.  (Go check the whole third verse though, really take a second and read it.)

When ya healthy it's like, we don't really care for Him then
Leave me alone God, I'll call you when I need you again.

When I heard that I was really freaking convicted about it cause I know I've done that.  Maybe not thought that directly, but it's not like that's not something that happens.  I just hadn't heard it put quite so bluntly before and it hurt.  Then it made me think though of all the people I know (once again, myself included) that only pray when they want things.  That's not how prayer works, it's a conversation that shouldn't just be when there's problems.

How do you feel when that one friend who only calls you when they need money hits you up?  I bet you get really pissed off.  They don't have time to call you just to keep up, they only call you when they want something.  God forbid you ask them for something, that's just you being greedy then.

Listen, yeah everybody wants change
Don't nobody wanna change though
Don't nobody wanna pray
Till they got something to pray for

It makes me so freaking angry when people act like this.  You can't push you problems on everybody; take some freaking accountability for your own idiotic actions and actually try and fix things rather than just call out to the big man upstairs to solve all your problems.  If I dream forever about being an athlete but never get off the couch it'll never happen, so why do you think if you pray when you're in trouble but never act out on it you'll actually get anything done?

I feel like people need to majorly reevaluate how they think of their beliefs in that department.  The popular thing to say is "Relationship, not Religion."  Well with that thought how about you actually act on it and talk with God more than "Hey, I want this, that, and the other thing."

I wish I actually could put what I'm thinking into words better, but I can't cause I'm not a good writer.  I just put down what's in my head and try to maintain this sort of even neutral balance that doesn't go one way or another so when I do something like this it tends to come off sloppy and heavy handed.  Like, what I'm mostly going for is probably not how this reads.

I apologize for this way off my usual content, but every time I listen to this song it makes me think of this and how I really need to work on it.

Ha, it's funny cause the original reason I liked this song is because it's beat reminded me of Oceans.  Ah well.  Sorry for the soapbox, enjoy the song.

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  1. Love the song and the sound. You did a good job getting your message across.

  2. Kind of on the same wavelength, nothing irritates me more than "Christians" saying one thing and doing another. I won't go into any specifics, but I have seen it a lot recently from my family and friends. I think if you truly believe something, you should live your life like you believe in that thing. i.e. WWJD? If Jesus wouldn't do it, why do you (they) advocate for it? Anyway, personal opinion. :)

    With Love,

    1. I get that. Working with young adults it saddens me to say that hypocrisy almost seems to be the norm. Not that there aren't people who live what they preach, and not that all millennials are bad; I don't mean to imply that at all. It's just annoying sometimes and this song always makes me want to vent, haha

  3. I really like this guy, and can't believe I saw him at Rock the Lakes a few years ago and had no idea at the time who he was.

    And I think you explained yourself just fine. It's something we all find ourselves doing, and working on continually. Good soapbox.

    1. Sweet, I'm glad my soapbox mades sense

  4. Stopped in to see what was happening in your neck of the internet on N day! It seems like a lot. Great to read your post. Hypocrisy is alive and well as always, so it comforting to see it exposed.

    1. Thanks for coming by! It seems N was a big day for a lot of people, haha