The line was long. The parents high strung. And the kids anxious as they waited for their moment of fame.
What is the underlying emotion? I say acceptance.
Our daughter was going to sing in between model and acting hopefuls waiting in a never ending line for their moment to shine and chance to walk the line in front of prominent judges.
What is it that says ‘I need to be noticed’?
What is it that says ‘here I am, notice me’?
What is it that we have been trained to think if we don’t get a, b, or c then we must deserve not being noticed?
I will tell you what it is: acceptance!
And that sometimes banks on false promises or desires of the lifestyles of the rich and famous.
What if we all accepted who we are, how we were created, and saw our potential in what we have rather than what we have not?
What if we choose to find our identity in Christ alone?
What if we believed in ourselves and God’s purpose for our lives rather than getting so caught up in the acceptance of others approval?
Teach this to your young or those younger than you.
Help others see how they are valued and treasured so much more than any human could ever convey.
Don’t do anything to bring another down.
Speak life and use words of encouragement each day for when you do, you will…
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it and indulge it will eat its fruit and bear the consequences of their words.”
Proverbs 18:21 AMP
By the way, it is ok to want to be a model. It is not ok when you can’t handle the rejection that might come.
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