There is a movie titled Mean Girls and this particular movie provides a plot of how important it is to fit in or be popular from a high school perspective. Being popular unfortunately is not left to the high school crowd. Adults propagate it as much as the teens and can at times be even more hurtful about it. Call it what you may, but being “clickish” is just plain harmful.
There are so many variations on acceptability; but the simple truth is that we are all different. Recently on the news I saw an accounting of a young girl all dressed up and looking beautiful in her prom gown. As a matter of fact, you could see the glow in her face. By society’s standards, perhaps she may not have been considered pretty. I struggle with this this surface type of attitude. I, myself do not consider myself, aesthetically pleasing. Sometimes I feel socially awkward. I may say something on the spur of the moment without thinking it through. My mouth often engages well before my brain does. Needless to say, I do not feel like I belong to an “it” crowd and often feel as if I do not belong at all.
JESUS walked the earth among similar situations. The Pharisees were constantly berating HIM for “hanging out with the less desirables”. This sure does provide a spin on popularity.
GOD loved us so much that HE sent HIS only begotten SON to live among us and DIE on the cross so we would be free. JESUS did not come to save the goodie-two-shoes, beauties or the trendy. JESUS did not come to save the ones who were accepted easily amongst their peers. JESUS came to save each and all of us just the same!
It is easy to see our own deficits and to become uncomfortable in our own skin. Superficiality is not what GOD is about! The world is however. GOD does not make junk. That is something I had heard over and over again. I am sure it was pasted upon the bumper of many cars in the years past. It is a simple statement but oh so true.
Not accepting who we are is not accepting who GOD made us to be. We all bring something to the table and that something is no less or more important than another’s contributions. So whomever gave you the idea that you needed to be a certain way, act a specific way, look or dress a particular way – does not deserve your ears or attention.
Your HOLY FATHER loves you just the way you are! HE made you! And from what I have heard, GOD make NO junk!
I am Deni, short for Denise. I grew up in a Jewish home, in a Jewish neighborhood and a Jewish family. In 3rd grade we moved. We moved to a mostly non-Jewish area.... that is where JESUS found me. I say found me because I yet had not acknowledged it, but would find out later.......by grace, HE HELD ME ALL ALONG, just a lil Jewish girl from Philly.