10:45 p.m., Christmas Eve… Don’t stop fighting.
It’s almost time to open that gift.
See many of us, we give up, right before we reach that last step.
We start to listen to the echos, of the doubters.
We start to listen to the echos, of the people who don’t even believe in themselves.
You literally got to see it, before its in your hands.
You want to jump to different careers, when at the end of the day, your gift is your career.
Don’t let that person convince you to go up another flight of stairs, when your dream and your gift is four steps away.
We got to get it.
They aint see nothing in us. They saw us as trash that they walk passed on the ground.
But God got a funny way, he got a funny way of lifting you up.
Lifting that trash from the ground, breathing air into the dust, and taught it into man.
Placing a crown on his head.
For me, he took a man on the side of a Tokyo gas station.
No money, no cellphone, no hope.
And he lift me up, and he told the world,
“Watch my son shine!”
You got greatness in you.
We come from the bottom, but we wont stay there.
Let’s become everything they told us we couldn’t. Let’s become everything they can never see.
And let’s become everything they want to be.
No matter where you start, don’t you ever quit on your dream.
Because you might just be that person, leaving your gifts down stairs under the tree,
And God already wrote your name on it.
Go claim what belongs to you.
No matter what hits you in life, no matter who leaves you, no matter who walks away,
Continue to fight for your gift under that tree.
I got plenty of men who watch me do what I do,
And they look at me like “I cant believe it.”
But what I whisper to them, with everything in my heart, I tell them,
“It was never meant for you to see. It was never meant for you to understand.”
Understand that tears are necessary. Understand that pain is necessary.
They wont give you nothing. You’re gonna have to earn it.
So just like when you walk into your momma’s room, 10:45 p.m. Christmas eve,
And you say “Momma, can i please open a gift?”
“No baby, you gotta wait, you gotta wait til the morning.
But I promise, if you can lay down, and you can toss and turn a little bit longer,
In the morning, you’ll see the best gift you ever seen in your life.”
Its 10:45 p.m. Christmas Eve.
Stay strong. Stay steady.
And enjoy the gifts in the morning.