Don’t Wanna Waste My Life

Your money your singleness, marriage, talents, your time/ 
they were loaned to you to show the world that Christ is Divine/ 
that’s why it’s Christ in my rhymes/ 
That’s why it’s Christ all the time/
see my whole world is built around him He’s the life in my lines/

I refuse to waste my life/
he’s too true ta chase that ice/ 
here’s my gifts and time cause I’m constantly trying to be used to praise the Christ/ 
If he’s truly raised to life/ 
then this news should change your life/ 
and by his grace you can put your faith in place that rules your days and nights.

These lines are from the hip-hop video (below) capturing the message of John Piper’s book Don’t Waste Your Life. I am not really a fan of hip-hop or rap but I found the words of this song as Christ-centered, making us to reflect on how we are living our lives and how we are supposed to live it. “Only one life ’twill soon be past; only what’s done for Christ will last.” 

Here’s the full lyrics of the song:

Hook (Cam)

Don’t wanna waste my life

Verse 1 (LeCrae)

I know a lot of people out there scared they gone die/
couple of em thinking they’ll be livin’ in the sky/
but while I’m here livin’ man I gotta ask why, 
what am here fo I gotta figure out/ 
waste my life?/ no I gotta make it count/
if Christ is real then what am I gone do about/ 
everything in Luke 12:15 down to 21/ 
you really oughta go and check it out/

Paul said if Christ ain’t resurrect then we wasted our lives/
well that implies that our life’s built around Jesus being alive/
everyday I’m living tryin’ show the world why/ 
Christ is more than everything you’ll ever try/
better than pretty women and sinning and living
to get a minute of any women and men that you admire/

ain’t no lie/ We created for Him/ 
outta the dust he made us for Him/
Elects us and he saves us for Him/ 
Jesus comes and raises for Him/ 
Magnify the Father why bother with something lesser/
he made us so we could bless Him
and to the world we confess him/
resurrects him/

so I know I got life/ 
matter fact better man I know I got Christ/
if you don’t’ see His ways in my days and nights/
you can hit my brakes you can stop my lights/ 
man I lost my rights/ 
I lost my life/ 
forget the money cars and toss that ice/ 
the cost is Christ/ 
and they could never offer me anything on the planet that’ll cost that price.

Verse 2 (Dwayne Tryumph)
(Note: verse 2 is not part of the music video)

Armed and dangerous
So the devil jus can’t handle us
Christian youth them a stand wid us
Livin’ n driven/ given a vision/ fullfillin the commission he handed us

London to Los Angeles
Da rap evangelist
Ma daddy wouldn’t abandon us
“I gotta back pack fulla tracts plus I keep a Johnny Mac”
So are you ready to jam with us

So lets go, gimme the word an lets go
Persecution lets go
Tribulation lets go
Across the nation lets go
Procrastination bes go

Hung on the cross in the cold
Died for da young and the old
Can’t say you never know
Heaven knows
How many souls are going to hell or to heaven so we gotta go in and get em

Verse 3 (LeCrae)

Suffer/ Yeah do it for Christ 
if you trying to figure what to do with your life/ 
if you making a lot money hope you doing it right
because the money is Gods you better steward it right/

stay focused
if you ain’t got no ride/
your life ain’t wrapped up in what you drive/ 
the clothes you wear 
the job you work/ 
the color your skin naw you Christian first/

people living life for a job/
make a lil money start living for a car/
get em a house a wife kids and a dog/ 
when they retire they living high on the hog/ 
but guess what they didn’t ever really live at all/ 
to live is Christ yeah that’s Paul I recall/ to die is gain 
so for Christ we give it all/ 
he’s the treasure you’ll never find in a mall/

Your money your singleness, marriage, talents, your time/ 
they were loaned to you to show the world that Christ is Divine/ 
that’s why it’s Christ in my rhymes/ 
That’s why it’s Christ all the time/
see my whole world is built around him He’s the life in my lines/

I refuse to waste my life/
he’s too true ta chase that ice/ 
here’s my gifts and time cause I’m constantly trying to be used to praise the Christ/ 
If he’s truly raised to life/ 
then this news should change your life/ 
and by his grace you can put your faith in place that rules your days and nights.

 


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