Do you ever get tired of hearing that you have to be a smaller size? In order to be considered “okay” in today’s culture, you have to firm up your abs, get rid of your fat, tighten your butt, sculpt your arms, fit into those skinny jeans, and do it all with a smile on your face! If you’re tired of hearing it—and hearing it—maybe you need to stand your ground, rebel, and go against the tide. There is so much more to you than just a size or a number.
I had heard this song before but had never seen the music video. Until a classmate included it in her presentation recently. At first, the lyrics made me feel good. But then I realized what message was being sent by this song—especially when it was combined with the music video.
In our constantly hurrying culture, we rush from one activity to the next—but we don’t often think about how God wants us to spend our time. Perhaps this is because we believe the two major lies about our schedules.
I sometimes wonder if I’ll ever do something important with my life. Will I ever get to achieve something valuable or attain true success in my career? Or will I be stuck at a desk, doing filing and answering phones for the rest of my life?
Satan wants to convince us that something is wrong with how we look. He whispers that nothing fits me well and that my body is dreadfully ugly. But Satan is “the father of lies” (John 8:44 ESV). He wants us to believe anything that will draw us away from the Father.
How can we expect to have renewal of our minds with vulgar language from music, sexual scenes from movies, and inappropriate images from social media constantly running through our minds?
So is there a way we can have renewal? How can our minds be refreshed and restored?
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“Live with no regrets.” “You only live once.” “Live life to the fullest.” We are bombarded with these “eat, drink, and be merry because tomorrow we die” messages each and every day. Songs, TV shows, and advertisements include live-life-like-crazy messages. I like happy, care-free messages. But the YOLO, “life is good” messages can get really... Continue Reading →