” When creative people are not plugged into the creator, the creative being is to heavy for people to carry on their own.” – Kirk Franklin: The Breakfast Club Interview.
After watching Kirk Franklin’s interview on the breakfast club, I was compelled to not only agree with his statement but to share my thoughts as well. To those of us that know Kirk, we know him as a hit gospel singer and preacher but after watching this interview, I see him now as a more honest, spiritual being whose mission in life is to spread peace and love on the most influential platform there is… Media.
What stood out to me the most about this interview was that he acknowledged the fact that there are people out there in this world that are suffering, some know it and some don’t, either way its happening and we need to be aware of that fact when we deal with each other. It’s so easy to write off another person’s problems as minuscule and insignificant compared to what you feel is “a real problem” and that in itself is a problem that needs to be eradicated. Everybody is different and as such we should realize that not everyone can be treated the same.
Depression comes as a result of people’s internal sufferings; it is a bottomless pit that sucks you in the more you try to fight it. It is something that can be overcome but when your in it there seems to be no end in sight. I find that the people that typically have to fight this battle the most are the people that have the most to offer, unbeknownst to them they are gifted and blessed beyond measure but for some reason they fail to see that because they are in their own way and not plugged into the Creator. Creativity (given to us by the Creator) is a weight too heavy for us to carry on our own, that’s why we need to plug into the Creator so he can help carry that weight/emotional luggage and place it on His shoulders. Plugging into the Creator doesn’t necessarily mean going to church/mosque/temple 7 times a week, but rather it is understanding God’s love for you as a creative being.
“We define ourselves by what we do, but that doesn’t define who we are” -Kirk Franklin.
Don’t let this be the mantra of your life, instead let who you are define what you do because what God has specially designed for you, no one else can take it away from you. Be confident in that fact and the world would be your oyster.
Peace and Love