Born To Reign

I really like this rap song by Will Smith. I have found with some of his later records his christian influence comes through. I believe that in this song It comes through in a way that is maybe not as obvious but sends a message about who we are and our ultimate destinies

I believe in God
I believe in destiny
Not destiny in the sense of all of our actions being pre-determined
But destiny in the sense, of our ability to choose
Our ability to choose, who we are and who we’re supposed to be

(Will Smith rapping)
Yo, yo, yo, yo, I was born to reign
Point blank my name, to be etched in stone, destiny pre-ordained
Tryin’ to live righteous, fighting for life
This my life, and that’s why I go lite on my vices
Tighten the vices of truth, on the ruthless
This rhyme and the crime is they minds is just useless
The path of the poison, the Genesis of the genocide
You and your boys, tryin’ to decide
What to write, but your pen is a sword
And the blade has been forged, young minds gettin’ gorged
States have been altered, by liquor, by weed
And then hate gets exalted, as art falls to greed
Choices is made, as the voices is laid
On the track, contract, ya souls the wage, sold ya wage
Did you see his new Benz, but your mic a syringe
Now you proud of your binge, gotta lot of new friends, gotta lot of new ends
Bought a house up in the hills fronting shouts to the pen
Giving false accounts, of your accounts amounts
Amounts of fans treason, stands to reason
Since your inception, laced with deception
And bred false affection, it must parish
From a terrace, I see the fire burning the streets
But I won’t shield my eyes to the heat
Born to Reign

Do we want to be the kind of person he describes in this song or do you want to live so that your per-ordained destiny to reign as kings and queens in the eternity comes to life. It is your life. It is  “Our ability to choose, who we are and who we’re supposed to be” What choice will you make? As Joshua once said Choose you this day whom ye will serve; … but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

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By Andrew McLean Posted in Orginals