“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2 (NIV)
Remember the 80’s? The big hair, neon clothes, leg warmers? I graduated from high school in 1989, and I think I used a bottle of Aqua Net hair spray every week to keep my perm in perfect crimped condition. Now, my kids have 80’s Day at school where they make fun of that. Even the younger teachers get involved and try to play it up big (they will never get it right - ha!). Actually, I thought it was great back then. I especially loved the music! (Sorry, babe.)
Time moves on, and big hair is tamed. I don’t even think they sell boxed permanents anymore. But isn’t it fun to look back at “the olden days”, as my kids call it?
(Mia and Bella at the 80's pep rally last week)
This Thursday starts the official kick-off of the Live Original tour! Our kids have been working so very hard to put this show together—a show that will encourage, motivate and inspire young people across this nation to not only accept who they are but embrace it and celebrate it, living and giving all glory to the Creator who made them.
You know, a lot of people think that because our kids come from a famous family that they have avoided the “normal” problems that teenagers face. That can’t be further from the truth. Each of these kids has had their own battles with low self-esteem, jealousy, depression, anger, disappointment, gossip and feelings of inadequacy. They know exactly what it feels like to not be invited to a party. They know what it feels like to be gossiped about. They know the feeling of struggling in a certain subject at school. They understand completely how it feels to sit the bench. And they know all too well the sadness of a romantic break-up.
But these kids have pressed on. They didn’t give up. They have learned through the years that God is their anchor, that their Father in heaven loves them more than they can ever understand. They know there is a much bigger picture than what they have to endure here on this earth. They acknowledge that, yeah, sometimes life stinks, but that there is another side to the mountain that is staring them in the face. And you know what else? They are not just enduring life but are having a blast with it!
They’re going to be singing and being silly and laughing, all while sharing this meaningful and encouraging message. They are real. They are true.
Isn’t that what the above scripture is telling us? That no matter what changes in the world, God wants us to stay true to who He made us to be. We’ve all seen the changes in laws and statutes the last few years. It’s quite scary, actually, how a new set of humans will interpret the laws made hundreds of years ago to fit the current cycle and cultures of life, only to be followed by a new set as the world continues to change. While we as Christians may feel helpless about this, we can trust that God never changes.
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8
Yes! No matter what happens in the world around us, we can stand on the truth that our Savior is exactly the same. He NEVER changes. Wouldn’t that be an amazing compliment for someone to give you? “Boy, that Missy Robertson is rock solid. No matter what goes on around her, she stays the same, never giving into all that pressure.”
Do you want that for yourself? Do you want that for your children?
Then join us at a Live Original event and help our kids start this movement for the young people of our country. It starts with God. It continues with us. Go to www.liveoriginal.com for the tour dates!
Have an original week!