Boom Boom Pow

Today as I was listening to my playlist on youtube, the song “Boom Boom Pow” by the Black Eyed Peas started playing. I like this song for several reasons, it has a good beat and rhythm, the video is decent, and the lyrics are definitely inventive. Normally I just listen to music as I’m responding to emails, looking for a job, or messing around on Facebook. This time, I was just watching the video. That’s when I really started paying attention to the lyrics.

The lyrics are all about how the Black Eyed Peas are ahead of the curve in music, fashion, etc. and everyone else is trying to be like them. This may all be true, but this song illustrates the attitude that this world suffers from so much today. We live life as though we are to make much of ourselves. I live life as though I am here to make much of myself. Whether it be at work with my technical skills, or in small group when I make comments or ask questions that I don’t really expect people to know the answers to, or even in social settings as I migrate from one crowd of people to a different crowd, secretly taking pride in my ability to get along with any group of people out there.

Scripture teaches me that I don’t exist to make much of me though, I exist to make much of Christ. My sole purpose in this life is to image forth God, and bring glory to Him. Any ability that I have exists solely because of His grace. How dare I take pride in that which has been given to me?

Thanks for the reminder, God.

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