Name: MC Purpose
Occupation: Rapper, Long Beach, CA
While I was smoking a blunt making booty shaking tracks, the Spirit of the Lord spoke to me. He said that He was going to use me to reach people through music. He said I would go to prisons, schools, hoods and be on the radio and t.v.Then He gave me the name ‘Purpose’. Of course I thought I was tripping because of the blunt, I even laughed about it. God saw something in me I didn’t see. All I saw was a weed smoking, foul mouth, flesh lusting, Sunday Christian. As time progressed, I realized I was playing church. I saw a lot of people faking it and I didn’t want to be that way.
I began to seek Jesus in a real way even though I was still smoking etc. I truly confessed my sins and asked Jesus to help me get right. It was a struggle but I continued to fight even if people doubted or called me a fake Christian. God knew in my heart I was real with it. One night I was going through something and I was trying to handle it the right way, but I didn’t. I believe this is when I began to feel conviction because it hurt my spirit. So I asked for forgiveness and said “Lord it ain’t easy walking like Jesus”, then in my spirit I heard “put ya holy shoes on”. God had given me my first song ‘Holy Shoes’. After an evening service, I exposed a secret to my wife I was keeping cause the Word convicted me. I felt in my spirit God was telling me to tell her. I told her I had herpes and she thought I was lying until I showed her.(I had an outbreak at the time) She tripped how I hid it for a couple years but I had my ways, plus I had my own place in the beginning.(God protected my wife and kids from it) That same night the Holy Spirit fell upon me and healed my disease. I fell to my knees and began to cry and I remember I kept repeating “Yes I believe”. God confirmed the purpose He called me to do. After all the crimes and hard times God still accepted me because of His mercy and grace. He saved my life so many times in the streets.
To sum it up, I’ve been delivered from disease, drugs, womanizing, cussing, getting drunk, lusting (sometimes my eyes wander and my thoughts slip, but I rebuke it in the name of Jesus. Just keeping it real) I’m not where I want to be yet, but I’m not where I used to be. Several of God’s prophetic words have come to pass. I’ve been to the prisons, schools, projects, radio and TV. He said a lot more but I won’t tell it all like Joseph because their are a lot of haters out there. There’s a lot of Purposes out there but God called me by name. It’s all good as long as were all doing it for God’s glory. Pray for all the gospel artists because the Holy Ghost take over is going down.
To all my readers if you don’t know God, you need to open up your heart and ask Him to reveal Himself to you. A lot of people just wanna do their own thing and would rather be blind from the truth. For those who truly wanna get right, just ask God to forgive you for your sins and to put Jesus in your heart. Ask Him to show you His ways. He’ll accept you as you are and clean you up to be pleasing in His sight. But you gotta be willing to change the way you think and not do what your flesh wants to do. It’s gonna take some time but don’t give up. Don’t wait until you’re standing before God on judgment day to realize He’s real. The devil wants to take as many people to hell as he can. I lived a life without God so I understand why you would think He doesn’t exist. People killing each other, wars, hunger, kidnap, rape, etc. That’s more of a reason to have God in your life for protection. I don’t ask God why good people die anymore. I had to ask myself why did He save someone like me. No one can explain what God does, so don’t try.
Check out these scriptures and talk to God. GOD BLESS.(ecclesiastes7:29, isaiah26:10-11, romans1:18-32, revelation20:11-15, psalms50:16-21, 2peter3:3-13, romans10:9-18, john3:16, 1peter1:13-21 read the whole new testament and ask God to give you understanding