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Timbaland Opens Up About Addiction Battle: ‘God Has Me Under Construction’

In a recent interview with Men’s Health, award-winning music producer and artist Timbaland spoke honestly about his personal struggles, drug addiction, and how God saved his life. Plus, NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers shares his own spiritual journey and why he is wrestling with faith.

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Award-winning music producer and artist Timbaland, whose real name is Timothy Zachary Mosley, is one of the most important producers in modern music helping, dozens of musicians reach success over the past twenty-plus years.

He’s worked with artists including 2Pac, Janet Jackson, Jay-Z, Drake, Alicia Keys, Coldplay Kanye, Madonna, Pharrell, Justin Timberlake and dozens of others. Most recently Recently worked with For King and Country to remix their song, God Only Knows with Echosmith. 

In the January issue of Men’s Health, He opened up about his battle with drug addiction, his personal struggles, and how God saved his life.

A few years ago, he found himself in a deep emptiness, as his family, finances, and health fell apart. 

In 2011, Mosley had a root canal and was prescribed a round of painkillers. He became addicted to OxyContin and Percocet and started using it as a coping mechanism to deal with his life. He realized that he needs God’s help to kick the addiction. 

“Just me and God,” he says, saying it was the only option. “He says that This was the path chosen for Him. God was rebuilding my character.”

Withdrawl from the drugs would be “One of the toughest things I’ve been through,” but it as his family and God who got him through.

Tim was raised a Baptist and today sits under the nondenominational pastor T. D. Jakes.

He acknowledges that “God has me under construction, and he doesn’t think he’ll ever be complete. This journey was God’s way of having him see more clearly.  

Now, he’s dedicated himself to living healthy and has a renewed reliance on faith.  Mosley has been using his Instagram to share thoughts about God and his new life.

From someone who’s found their faith – to someone who’s wrestling with their faith. 

NFL star quarterback Aaron Rodgers recently sat down with forming racing star Danica Patrick, who is also his girlfriend on her podcast, Pretty Intense, and shares a rare glimpse into his life, as he opens up his upbringing in the church, as well as his journey through faith and religion. 

Aaron reveals he was involved in the Christian ministry Young Life and grew up attending a nondenominational church with his parents. Things changed when he went to college and had to face the faith as an adult, leaving him with many questions about God. Here’s a clip: 

For him, learning about other religions and meeting the Dalai Lama led him to a different kind of spiritual journey, one that he considers more meaningful. 

When it comes to the Bible, Rodgers isn’t against it, said: “It’s a beautiful piece of work, but he thinks it was never meant to be interpreted the way some churches do. 

He acknowledges that for people who grew up in some sort of organized religion, there really comes a time when you start to question things more, and for him, “that happened to me six or seven years ago.”

As someone who grew up in the church, personally, I can really relate.  What are your thoughts on this? Have you ever wrestled with your faith? Let us know in the YouTube comments!

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Anita Wing Lee

A media host, director, producer, digital strategist, innovator, writer and speaker, Anita lives out God's dream for her through multi-platform storytelling and connecting to the Faith Strong Today community.

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