Give Him a Chance
Chance is what legends are made of. He's the type of artist that I will say “y’all don’t know nothing about this” to my children. He's the epitome of a creative, not to mention free-spirited, unapologetically black, and only in his early 20s. He has become a pillar in the (Chicago) black community and an astounding example to the youth showing them you can be exactly who the hell you want to be and create your own path. Beyond that, he has made it clear that his love for Christ is immovable and has become a beacon of hope to me personally in this secular world. With the public constantly dissecting and determining how we should feel, I have witnessed many celebrities be shunned and called Jesus freaks for shouting to the heavens how good God is, only to withdraw and become mum. Chance has infiltrated this realm by not concerning himself with such bs. Granted, at 23 I’m almost certain he has had “hoe” moments, hell her probably still is, probs indulges in libations,has a beautiful child out of wedlock, his brother has recently come out as bi and so forth, but he is beautifully flawed like the rest of us. I relate to Chance on a spiritual level in that, I most definitely cuss, still drink, engage in premarital sexual activity but I belong to Christ through and through. I have wholeheartedly accepted Him as my Lord and Savior but that doesn't mean that I'm perfect and not going to act a fool, because oh I am. This is the kind of christian the world needs to see, flawed. People that are coming to know Christ think they have to be perfect and can no longer have “fun”. Listen come as you are and the more flawed the better, God can work with that. It's people like Chance that are called to bring people into the kingdom by being themselves and simply saying how good their God is. If I were a teen or early adult, the way he praised God on that GRAMMYs stage would have propelled me to want to know who He (God) is. This is something we need to see more of and I hope that he has encouraged other people with huge platforms to come out the shadows and openly praise God.