Like A Flood

I've learned and grown during my 16 years of being in the music and entertainment industry. I learned who are there for me, but I also learned who are not. I am grateful that God has graced me of my career peaks and valleys. It was through my career valleys I grew and matured the most. It was through my valleys that I was tested and challenged the most in life.


I've also learned that the profession as a professional beatboxer can be a field of work of high stress and demand when I do not put God first in my life. With that said, I would not trade my profession for another. I am humbled, honored and grateful that my work is bigger than who I am and what I do to impact our communities in greater ways I cannot do on my own.

As an entertainer, I've received fan mail and hate mail. Among the hate mail are not the kindest of messages anyone ought to read. I've shared just a couple of "hate mail" to a close friend. My friend was "shocked." It's not an uncommon side that entertainers will occasionally have to deal with on the receiving end, behind the scenes.

As an entertainer, I've also received threats via my voice mail on my mobile phone. For a season, I've stopped having a mobile phone altogether.

In those trying seasons, I could relate with Job of the Old Testament of the Holy Bible. How the devil tormented Job day and night. Not a single friend could help Job. Not even the believers he knew could help him. Job endured through the end, and Job continued to put his trust in God. Ultimately, Job persevered.

In the gospel book of John chapter 10 verse 10, Jesus said, "the devil comes only to kill, and to steal, and to destroy, but I have come to give you life and life to the full." Those words from Jesus helped me tremendously.

For seasons, the adversary tormented me day and night in attempts only to kill, and to steal, and to destroy....
my joy,
my peace, 
my love, 
my life,
my memory,
my personhood, 
my career,
my talent,
my identity,
my faith,
my family,
my character, 
my reputation, 
my dreams,
my goals,
and my health.

The Word of God says that the adversary prowls like a lion to seek who he may devour. When the enemy comes. In like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him. I am grateful that Jesus has become my rare guard and flooded the enemy on my behalf.

I am grateful that God has graced me with my peaks and valleys with his grace, mercy and unfailing love. And God is faithful. He will not allow the test to be more than we can stand.

To my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, be encouraged that Jesus is our fortress. Redeemer. Deliverer. We daily have on the whole armor of Light. We are the head, not the tail. We are above, not beneath. Thank You Jesus for becoming our rare guard, and going before us on this day that you have made. We give you praise, honor and glory.

10 comments

  • Nate
    Nate Oahu
    Thank you Jason for sharing your story. After reading it I'm reminded of Romans 8:28. And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. You definitely love God and are called according to His purpose. What the enemy meant for bad God has definitely turned it around for His glory and I know that God's best is yet to come for you.

    Thank you Jason for sharing your story. After reading it I'm reminded of Romans 8:28. And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. You definitely love God and are called according to His purpose. What the enemy meant for bad God has definitely turned it around for His glory and I know that God's best is yet to come for you.

  • Gale
    Gale Oahu
    Thank you for sharing your story. For those of us who are not in the entertainment field, we have no idea that things like this happen. We only hear of their success stories and how their music has impacted their fans. Thank you for being transparent. I have been studying the Book of Job with my connect group. Job’s friends were not helpful and their words were condemning. Sometimes the best thing a friend can do is to just listen and be there. When I saw what you entitled your blog (Like a flood), it reminded me of a worship song. Here are some of the lyrics. May it bring you to a peaceful place with God. “Your love is a flood And I'm caught in the current Of Your living waters It's Your love, it's Your love Your presence is a flood And I'm caught in the wonder You have taken me over You have won my heart Your love is a flood And I'm caught in the current Of Your living waters It's Your love, it's Your love Your presence is a flood And I'm caught in the wonder You have taken me over You have won my heart.”

    Thank you for sharing your story. For those of us who are not in the entertainment field, we have no idea that things like this happen. We only hear of their success stories and how their music has impacted their fans. Thank you for being transparent.
    I have been studying the Book of Job with my connect group. Job’s friends were not helpful and their words were condemning. Sometimes the best thing a friend can do is to just listen and be there.
    When I saw what you entitled your blog (Like a flood), it reminded me of a worship song.
    Here are some of the lyrics. May it bring you to a peaceful place with God.
    “Your love is a flood
    And I'm caught in the current
    Of Your living waters
    It's Your love, it's Your love
    Your presence is a flood
    And I'm caught in the wonder
    You have taken me over
    You have won my heart
    Your love is a flood
    And I'm caught in the current
    Of Your living waters
    It's Your love, it's Your love
    Your presence is a flood
    And I'm caught in the wonder
    You have taken me over
    You have won my heart.”

  • Paul Klink
    Paul Klink Honolulu, HI
    Exemplary

    Exemplary

  • Bo
    Bo Here
    I think back to our times of fellowship. The person you are shows so much strength and maturity, and now commands the grace given unto you by the most high God, your faith removes mountains and your words speak life.. today sir, you are who God says you are.. a child of God, and a talent being used by God so that others may see Christ who is in you. Thank you for sharing, stay Blessed, moving forward and upward to the Kingdom of Heaven.. in Jesus name.. 👏👏👏👍🤙🙌👆🏻

    I think back to our times of fellowship. The person you are shows so much strength and maturity, and now commands the grace given unto you by the most high God, your faith removes mountains and your words speak life.. today sir, you are who God says you are.. a child of God, and a talent being used by God so that others may see Christ who is in you. Thank you for sharing, stay Blessed, moving forward and upward to the Kingdom of Heaven.. in Jesus name..
    👏👏👏👍🤙🙌👆🏻

  • Charmaine
    Charmaine Philippines
    Thank you Jason for sharing your story and for reminding us that God is are rare armor that we should give value and more attention. He really is the light of the world. His presence makes everything possible. We witness the beauty of His creation and must give acknowledgement to it.

    Thank you Jason for sharing your story and for reminding us that God is are rare armor that we should give value and more attention. He really is the light of the world. His presence makes everything possible. We witness the beauty of His creation and must give acknowledgement to it.

  • Cherry-Anne
    Cherry-Anne Los Angeles.
    This spoke to me because I know during my spiritual walk encounter disagreements every day. They bible say pray for those that put you through persecution. I have to deal with this in my day to day life. Being the only Christian with my roommates. In my knowing you I remember our first conversation. I and watching you be on fire for God is such a blessing. When ever I feel down I always stay in the word. I pray that places a hedge of protecting over my self and my family. When I got to church they told me about this verse called guard your heart. And that spoke to me because I can be extra sensitive. When the enemy tries to steal kill and destroy. Just remember whatever is good think on these things because the enemy is yes after our body. yes but he's more so after our mind spirit soul. If he can kill our joy then he has succeeded. Put yourself people that encourage you love you and only want you to do well.

    This spoke to me because I know during my spiritual walk encounter disagreements every day. They bible say pray for those that put you through persecution. I have to deal with this in my day to day life. Being the only Christian with my roommates. In my knowing you I remember our first conversation. I and watching you be on fire for God is such a blessing. When ever I feel down I always stay in the word. I pray that places a hedge of protecting over my self and my family. When I got to church they told me about this verse called guard your heart. And that spoke to me because I can be extra sensitive. When the enemy tries to steal kill and destroy. Just remember whatever is good think on these things because the enemy is yes after our body. yes but he's more so after our mind spirit soul. If he can kill our joy then he has succeeded. Put yourself people that encourage you love you and only want you to do well.

  • Kailee
    Kailee waianae
    hey Jason, thank you for sharing this. This really touched my heart. When I was in chorus back in intermediate I sang a Spanish song "como la flor" by selena in front of alot of people and after my performance a guy told me that someone said i suck and made hateful comments I felt like I had a bad voice so it really hurted me. So I told myself it's ok just move on and keep going 🙂 but I learned that no matter how much negative things happen just remember your stronger and you can do anything.

    hey Jason, thank you for sharing this. This really touched my heart. When I was in chorus back in intermediate I sang a Spanish song "como la flor" by selena in front of alot of people and after my performance a guy told me that someone said i suck and made hateful comments I felt like I had a bad voice so it really hurted me. So I told myself it's ok just move on and keep going 🙂 but I learned that no matter how much negative things happen just remember your stronger and you can do anything.

  • Marilena
    Marilena România
    There is no person who doesn't have enemies in this world. Those who send hate messages they hate themselves first and their life. His /her hate It's not about about you, it's about them and their personalities. Don't take it personally. Don't stress yourself for a negative message. Think about the people who loves you and who appreciates you. Is all that matter. I'm sending you all my love and good vibes. God bless you always.

    There is no person who doesn't have enemies in this world. Those who send hate messages they hate themselves first and their life. His /her hate It's not about about you, it's about them and their personalities. Don't take it personally. Don't stress yourself for a negative message. Think about the people who loves you and who appreciates you. Is all that matter. I'm sending you all my love and good vibes. God bless you always.

  • Kelly
    Kelly Ventura County, CA
    Jason, your life gives such evidence of God’s power and love for us as His children. In James, we’re encouraged to find joy in the trials we face, which is so challenging to do because it goes against our natural human response to suffering. Yet, in Jesus, you’ve found the hope and strength to see things from an eternal perspective. You’re openness to the Holy Spirit’s work on your heart has allowed you to rise above your circumstances. Thank you for your willingness to be vulnerable and your perseverance as you face undeserved attacks. “God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.” -Matthew 5:10

    Jason, your life gives such evidence of God’s power and love for us as His children. In James, we’re encouraged to find joy in the trials we face, which is so challenging to do because it goes against our natural human response to suffering. Yet, in Jesus, you’ve found the hope and strength to see things from an eternal perspective. You’re openness to the Holy Spirit’s work on your heart has allowed you to rise above your circumstances. Thank you for your willingness to be vulnerable and your perseverance as you face undeserved attacks. “God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.” -Matthew 5:10

  • Leilani
    Leilani Honolulu
    Thank you for your boldness to share. The verse that i hope gives you as much encouragement as it does me..."You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives." Continue your good fight and look forward to the future hope you have in Christ!

    Thank you for your boldness to share. The verse that i hope gives you as much encouragement as it does me..."You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives." Continue your good fight and look forward to the future hope you have in Christ!

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