An Unusual Source of Inspiration

I recently stumbled across some of the latest music of rapper Eminem. While I know he has had an interesting history in the public eye, I have found myself come to a place of respect for him. I think it first happened when I found out that he played a lot of his songs with live musicians and not just loop machines and a DJ. I’ve also come to respect how honest he is in his music. He speaks his mind, regardless of what people will think. That amount of vulnerability is rarely found in a famous musician.

I stumbled across this video recently and it resonates really deeply within me. He details a lot of the fears, dreams, and struggles of being a famous dad. I think it’s a great thing to know that the fears that I know I’m going to have as a dad are shared by others. Even someone as infamous as Eminem has those issues.

I really appreciate the first part of the first verse. Talking about being willing to protect and do anything for his daughter. I know that’s how I’m going to feel about my kids. I know they’re going to be the best things that ever happen to me. I can’t wait to have kids. I hope I can be the dad they deserve…

5 thoughts on “An Unusual Source of Inspiration”

  1. dude, really. listen to more of his songs from one of his latest CDs and see if all the rape, child rape, and more molestation and murder are still respected by you. and we always say we love it when people speak their mind, but what is that person saying and does it resemble, in any way, our God? or is it someone spouting their own ‘truth’. i’ve lost a lot of ‘respect’ for him when i really listen to his music and realize how far i can go to displease God. love you buddy and i do appreciate your views, i just wanted you to hear mine!

    brett

    1. Brett,
      While I agree that not everything he does is uplifting and glorifying there can be things that are good. Just like Prof. Jongeward says, “The bible is true but not all truth is in the bible.” I believe this song is one of those moments where there’s truth that’s outside of the bible. The hope and desire to be a good father I think is a universal hope and a universal truth for most men that become fathers.

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