I had an anonymous twitter account for a year and half before I started really getting into blogging. In fact, I find a lot of my inspiration on Twitter. This post is no exception.
It seems like every time I flip through my feed, there are people that are putting themselves down. But not the kind of “I can’t do anything right today, but there’s always tomorrow.” But the attention seeking “I’m not good enough for anyone. It’s true.” posts make me extra sad. Or the photos people post of themselves where it’s obvious that they’re seeking attention and acceptance.
It makes me sad that we live in a culture where people crave attention and acceptance from people that they don’t even know. And before I jump up on my soapbox, I’m just as guilty as the next person. So often I look for acceptance from people that I hardly know. I base the quality of my tweets on how many favorites and retweets they receive, and I judge the quality of my blog posts based on the amount of views and comments that they receive. I get discouraged if I don’t hit a certain number of “likes” on an instagram photo or if I lose a few followers on there. If I don’t get in our local social magazine every month, I’m disappointed. And I need to change that mindset.
I’m not one to put words in God’s mouth, but I highly doubt that when my time comes, and I meet Him face-to-face He won’t say, “Oh, my child. I would love to let you in, but unfortunately you don’t have 500 Instagram followers.” We should all strive to earn acceptance into the Kingdom of Heaven, rather than worrying about being accepted by someone that we will never meet. And we should also learn to love and accept ourselves.
I have recently started to gain weight out of nowhere. It’s weird for me, because all that I want to do is eat. I am right now in the process of trying to accept that my body is changing at the age of 23. And while it is a slow process, I know that it’s an important one. I need to be able to love myself – love handles and shirt that fits just a little too tight and all. And I challenge you to do the same!
“I will praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.” – Psalm 139:14
Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday! Remember – God loves ya & I love ya!