Appropriate VS. Inappropriate

Appropriate has completely lost it’s fervor: “suitable or proper in the circumstances”

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I work in an office, we specialize in Behavioral Health. I enjoy being a part of something that feels like a mission. To most this is just a place where we help people who are mentally ill to develop appropriate, balanced lives. To me, this is a mission field. I can pray for clients who do not have a sane mind, and I know that the same Jesus who healed Legion in Mark 5. The story told best by the Biblical Account is:

Jesus Heals a Demon-Possessed Man

5 So they arrived at the other side of the lake, in the region of the Gerasenes. 2 When Jesus climbed out of the boat, a man possessed by an evil spirit came out from a cemetery to meet him. 3 This man lived among the burial caves and could no longer be restrained, even with a chain. 4 Whenever he was put into chains and shackles—as he often was—he snapped the chains from his wrists and smashed the shackles. No one was strong enough to subdue him. 5 Day and night he wandered among the burial caves and in the hills, howling and cutting himself with sharp stones.

6 When Jesus was still some distance away, the man saw him, ran to meet him, and bowed low before him. 7 With a shriek, he screamed, “Why are you interfering with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In the name of God, I beg you, don’t torture me!” 8 For Jesus had already said to the spirit, “Come out of the man, you evil spirit.”

9 Then Jesus demanded, “What is your name?”

And he replied, “My name is Legion, because there are many of us inside this man.” 10 Then the evil spirits begged him again and again not to send them to some distant place.

11 There happened to be a large herd of pigs feeding on the hillside nearby. 12 “Send us into those pigs,” the spirits begged. “Let us enter them.”

13 So Jesus gave them permission. The evil spirits came out of the man and entered the pigs, and the entire herd of about 2,000 pigs plunged down the steep hillside into the lake and drowned in the water.

14 The herdsmen fled to the nearby town and the surrounding countryside, spreading the news as they ran. People rushed out to see what had happened. 15 A crowd soon gathered around Jesus, and they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons. He was sitting there fully clothed and perfectly sane, and they were all afraid.

I love that Jesus didn’t leave him dirty, and unclothed. He not only restored his internal struggle but his physical appearance. That’s how good He is! So day in and day out, I have an opportunity to meet and touch the lives of those who come into this office. They are each day trapped with something they alone can not bear. When you don’t know what else to say, or do; just pray and trust the Lord to move through your prayers.

Well in our office we get into typical discussions, and we tell stories about our lives and things we are doing with our children, etc. I typically have the highest standards. I do not say that as a boast, I do not feel honored by that, it most often makes me the outcast; a role I am content to play. Today that typical conversation worked itself into an “office poll”. Completely off the record of course.

My boss went to a father -daughter dance last night, his first. He has a belief in the Lord and I think he is a wonderful boss, he often asks me questions about my beliefs and I think he is secretly seeking a deeper understanding of the Lord. He showed me a video of his little girl dancing at her elementary school. I heard the music for the “Wobble”. If you have been to any weddings or events lately, it seems to be the big thing. I made a small face, and he said, “What Mel?” I said, “I don’t really think that is an appropriate song for an elementary school dance. He disagreed, and listed his points; It’s just an innocent dance, it’s just dads and their daughters, it’s fun, children like line dances, it gets them involved.

I stayed steady on my course and explained that Gangdham Style was played at our daughters father daughter dance a few months ago and that I was appalled and went to the Principle because I believe it was very inappropriate. He disagreed again, he didn’t find the term “Sexy lady” offensive. So he decided to get the whole office involved, and is asking personal and not professional opinions about the two songs.

1-Are they appropriate?

2- Would you allow your daughter to dance to them?

The remainder of the office, has seen no problem with the music choice for even a child’s event, because it’s fun and innocent. I delved a little deeper, as I always do. Give me an internet connection or a Physical dictionary and the Bible and let’s go to war!

I then located the lyrics to “Wobble” They are as follows

All the shawties in the club, let me see you just
Back it up, drop it down, let me see you just
Get low, scrub the ground, let me see you just
Push it up, push it up, let me see you just

Wobble baby, wobble baby, wobble baby, wobble, yeah
Wobble baby, wobble baby, wobble baby, wobble, yeah
Wobble baby, wobble baby, wobble baby, wobble, yeah
Wobble baby, wobble baby, wobble baby, wobble, yeah

Get in there, yeah, yeah
Get in there, yeah, yeah
Get in there, yeah, yeah
Get in there, yeah, yeah

Ay big girl, make ’em back it up, yeah, make ’em back it up
Ay big girl, make ’em back it up, yeah, make ’em back it up
Ay big girl, make ’em back it up, yeah, make ’em back it up
Ay big girl, make ’em back it up, yeah, make ’em back it up

I got ’em shaking their boobies like congos
Man, I’m shaking the city like quakes
The haters blue in the face like gonzo
‘Cause I’m raking in cake, so let’s bake

I’m taking the game, the game’s mine
Y’all witness a change, it’s my time
Yeah, I’m new to the game but y’all might
Wanna save ya whack raps, daylight saving time

I could dance homie, I don’t two-step
Y’all looking at something like a true player
A girl told me that a man that could dance
Might could possibly get down with the tool in his pants

Now all my ladies let me see you vibrate
And when it’s over you ain’t gon’ need ya
‘Cause I’m a pro, make ya bend ya back low
Then just pound it real fast just like percolator

Chorus

Girl wobble it and I’ma gobble it
I see you moving your head to head bobbling
We can cradle the bed, I’m straight rocking it
The girls say my head like the head of a rocket ship

Goddamn, I’m so explicit
But I can’t help it, my flow ridiculous
Boy got a gift like it gotta be Christmas
Swag don’t miss like he gotta be gifted

The girls brought cameras and they want pictures
And they gon’ frame ’em to see dat
Led ’em to the bed while I’m sayin’ my scriptures
‘Cause I leave ya holy like ya pray in the temple

Want beat? I move with the lead of a pencil
And mine won’t miss you, goodnight kiss you
Take a band back ’cause you got pistols
And I don’t think bounty pickin’ up these issues

Chorus

All the shawties in the club, let me see you just
Back it up, drop it down, let me see you just
Get low, scrub the ground, let me see you just
Push it up, push it up, let me see you just

Wobble, wobble, shake, shake it, shake it, just give it here
Wobble, wobble, just push it, push it, just give it here
Show me whatcha got, show me whatcha got, just give it here
Show me whatcha got, show me whatcha got

Ay big girl, make ’em back it up, yeah, make ’em back it up
Ay big girl, make ’em back it up, yeah, make ’em back it up
Ay big girl, make ’em back it up, yeah, make ’em back it up
Ay big girl, make ’em back it up, yeah, make ’em back it up

Wait a minute now
Wait a minute now
Wait a minute now
Wait a minute now

Chorus

Read more: V.I.C. – Wobble Lyrics | MetroLyrics 

I presented the lyrics to him and he said, “These can’t be the lyrics. I don’t believe it.”

I encouraged him to locate a copy of the song itself to confirm that these indeed were the lyrics. His face held disbelief. He said, “I would never let her listen to something like this.”

I agreed and said, “I know you wouldn’t, but it seemed so innocent and fun.”

That is the problem. It is appropriate now to do and say what you choose and if you put it to a certain beat everyone would love it. We hear some music come through the radio and it breaks my heart, because the Lord wants that music created in honor of Him. He alone created all things. Music wasn’t invented for sin, it was invented for Glory. For His glory alone! When you hear your children, your loved ones singing choruses that seem harmless, dancing to things that just look like fun because everyone else is doing it, take a moment and look up what is really being placed into their conscious. What is being repeated over and over to them in the realm of their mind all day. The words that are being spoken from their tongue. Words sharper and more deadly than a two edged sword.

Psalm 94: 12-15

How blessed the man you train, God,
the woman you instruct in your Word,
Providing a circle of quiet within the clamor of evil,
while a jail is being built for the wicked.
God will never walk away from his people,
never desert his precious people.
Rest assured that justice is on its way
and every good heart put right.

Thank You Lord for creating the gift of music, help us to know exactly what is being put into our children, that we may protect their innocence. In Jesus Name!!! Amen!

Blessings,

mel

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