Sadie Robertson’s Perspective on Self
Sadie Robertson, a Christian, is a reality television star on A&E’s Duck Dynasty. She expressed in a recent YouTube video that, although she is known because of her celebrity status, she is just like everyone else. She awakes in the morning, eats breakfast, lunch and dinner and she goes to bed at night, as do we. She is human, regardless of how many people recognize her.
She indicated that she has seen many people trying to achieve various “goals” on social media, that mainly pertained to “relationship goals” or personal, “physical attribute goals”. She too used to do the same. She would look in the mirror and only see the “flaws”, as most of us might. She in turn would compare herself to others, but realized that there is always going to be someone prettier; taller; shorter; skinnier; tanner; blonder. Since she struggled with confidence, jealousy would obviously follow, along with worry.
So she decided to start preaching about confidence, in hopes that it would help her and it actually did!
“I want to see people starting to live original,” she stated. “Stop being, ‘This is my goal. This is this. This is that.’ And if you want to have goals, that’s great, but my point is don’t look at somebody and say, ‘That’s what I want to be,’ because in reality, if you’re seeking self-approval or human approval, you’re never gonna reach your goal. You can only reach it by God.”
Sadie shared that the issue with comparing oneself to others, is that you tend to judge them, since you’re unwittingly looking for something that you may have that is “better” than them; but simultaneously degrading your self-worth.
“This is what the Bible says about jealousy,” she continued. “It says it’s cancer to the bones.”
Proverbs 14:30 (KJV)
30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.
She found that one of the many definitions of cancer to be: “a practice or phenomenon perceived to be evil or destructive or hard to contain.”
Indeed, jealousy is just as insidious as cancer, for the enemy of our soul starts off in a subtle way at times, eventually consuming one’s mind, body and soul, unless we dedicate ourselves to allowing God to come into our life and dwell in it, as our life’s foundation.
She went on to quote:
1 Samuel 16:7 (KJV)
7 But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.
Praise God! This young lady has her life’s perspective on the Creator of the Universe, and in doing so, she is well on her way to being an inspiring example to other teens, as well as adults!
Video: Sadie Robertson