Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Real Boss

I have to admit, I've never been one to take selfies. Sure, I will take photos with my sister, but I've never actually taken a picture with just me. That's just how I am.

Have you ever noticed how that one little word, selfie, sums up our culture? All you have to do is turn on the radio to see it. The hit song of the summer, "Fancy" couldn't be more self-absorbed. The song is rebellious, crude, and inappropriate, with lyrics like, "It feels so good getting what I want."

That's how we are now. We are prideful, too confidence. Our sociality encourages it. Demi Lovato, a singer that many teen girls consider as a role model, once said this: "I have come to realize making yourself happy is most important. Never be ashamed of how you feel. You have the right feel any emotion you want, and do what makes you happy. That's my life motto."

That defines who we are now. Look around you. Turn on the radio. We have made us our number one priority. We are convinced that we are the boss of our lives. We are a self absorbed culture.

What are the consequences of that? To start off, we might be the boss, but we are inexperienced. If we refuse to listen to anyone we will harm ourselves in more ways than one. Many teens, instead of waiting, decide to lose their purity for the sake of pressure and fleeting happiness. As we have seen, the consequences of rebellion can affect us forever. Just that one night, that one mistake...  can bring so much misery.

More than that, we will find that we can try everything to give us lasting satisfaction. We can live in the moment, do what we want to do. But nothing will ever satisfy us. We will always want more. It will bring us harm. We might even know that, but sooner or later, we will be trapped, enslaved in our own desires.

What is the way out?

We must realize that we are not the boss our lives. Jesus is. He died for our sins, created us, and wants the best for us. He says that we are helpless sinners. He says that we have been rescued by Him. He has called us.

He wants us to live for Him.

Here's another song I've always loved. It defines who we are, truly.

I am a flower quickly fading,
Here today and gone tomorrow.
A wave tossed in the ocean.
A vapor in the wind.
Still You hear me when I'm calling.
Lord, You catch me when I'm falling.
And You've told me who I am.
I am Yours, I am Yours.


(Casting Crowns- Who Am I)

4 comments:

  1. Very well said. We live in a 'me' society when it should be 'Him'.

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  2. Very, very good post, Sarah. You hit the nail on the head. This society is very much "me" focused. We need to be HIM-Focused. =) I love these posts of yours, Sarah. Very good job. Keep it up. =)

    ~Jess

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  3. Thank you so much for the encouragement. I really needed it.

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Sarah