An Open Letter To Society

Monday, September 4, 2017

This is a letter to society as a whole; and by society I mean the media, celebrities, and the ideas that have shaped our nation.


Dear Society,

You bombard us with images that dictate almost every aspect of our lives to us. What we should wear, what we should say, what we should think.

And everyone follows what you say. Even myself sometimes.

We don't tolerate behavior that is not "socially accepted".

You tell us that to be beautiful we have to be skinny.
You tell us that to have a boyfriend we've got to be sexy.
You tell us that love is merely a feeling that comes and goes.
You tell us that we've got to do certain things to be "cool".

So we blindly follow what you say. We agree with you on these things and strive to become exactly what you want us to be. We try and try and try.

But we're never good enough.

We starve ourselves to get skinny, we show as much skin as we can to get a boyfriend, we live by our feelings, and we do everything that the "cool" kids do.

But none of it can fill the hole inside of us.

Why? Why do you tell us that these things will make us happy when they only make us more miserable?

You think you're helping, you think you know the answer, but you're wrong.

Why do we keep following you when you only feed us lies?

I've had enough heartache and pain from your ideas; I'm ready to move on.

I'm ready to embrace the life I was meant to live; one that keeps Jesus Christ at the center.

Because that's the only life that will bring true satisfaction.

So, you won't be hearing from me again any time soon.

Yours truly,
A Girl Who's Living for Jesus Now (not people's opinion)
"And fear no them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." Matthew 10:28 KJV

2 comments:

  1. Yes. <3 It can be so hard sometimes when 'society' is battering it's ideas from all sides, 'do this' 'don't do that' 'look like this' 'don't look like that' and it's also easy to just curl up and try to hide. But that doesn't work either. We can't just block it out, we need to fill ourselves with Jesus instead.

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    1. It's so true!! Society tells us all these lies but they so often contradict each other. I saw a poem the other day about how no matter what you do or how you look society will never be completely satisfied with the way you live. We can't live for that. We've got to live for something that's more constant... like Jesus Christ. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment my friend!

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