“Ni**a Git up, Git out and get something. Don’t let the days of your life pass you by. You need to get up, get out, and get something. Don’t spend all your time trying to get high. You need to git up, git out and get something. How will you make it if you never even try? You need to git up, git out and get something. ‘Cause you and I gotta do for you and I.”
-Outkast, “Git Up, Git Out.” from Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, 1994
Affirmation: With God, I co-create my abundant existence.
“Let go and let God,” is an incredibly powerful statement that can sometimes be misinterpreted. The idea is not just sitting back and allowing God to move and manifest in your life, but to co-create with God. This idea is found in The Bible expressed in James 2:26, “For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.” This statement shows that as our spirits animate our bodies, so does our faith activate our work.
In 1994, Outkast released Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. The album was the articulation of the hip-hop voice of the south, which had previously been silenced. While hip-hop was something that was valuable to people across the country, the voices of the medium belonged primarily to New York, and to a lesser extent, Los Angeles.
“Git up, Git out,” spoke to Atlanta’s youth who at the time of the song’s recording were facing high unemployment rates and social relocation as the city geared up for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. The song speaks directly to the sense of powerlessness that was being felt by Atlanta’s youth, and to their lack of voice.
The song, like co-creating, speaks to the fact that one MUST work in order to manifest their dreams and goals. According to the article “Co-Creation: A Divine Partnership.” by Gord Riddell & Kathy Ryndak: “Co-creation is really a sacred contract that we have with God which is mutual and reciprocal. It becomes synonymous with “Being of Service” which means that what we do or our “calling” helps the world to become a better place through the processes of transformation and evolution. Through our calling, we also grow spiritually.”
So, today as you think about your life and your future. Be sure to co-create with God…and “Git Up, Git Out.”