I know we’ve all felt this, we’ve felt the pressure of having to be perfect. You need to have perfect hair, perfect skin, a perfect wardrobe and body. Everything about your life needed to be perfect in order for it to be entertaining and accepted by society. When was the last time that you’ve watched a video on YouTube or someone crying and having a mental break down? When have you watched a video without someone wearing makeup or making sure their hair looks perfect? I can probably tell you that the answer is never/almost rarely. What happened to people being genuine and true to themselves.
I started a YouTube channel back in 2016. My videos would get about 10-12 views, and I felt like I wasn’t doing good enough. I made my channel to tell people about God and what he’s been doing and what he is doing throughout my life. My videos then started getting lesser views, until I made a video called “What's on my iphone 7”, and my views skyrocketed. I was in shock, I felt completely loved that people loved my new video.
Now, looking back at it.. is YouTube just another trend? Everyone copies everyone else, and they follow what’s popular at the time to get views and likes their videos. Where are the youtubers who preach about God, and tell people that they don’t need to wear makeup to be beautiful. Where are the people who aren’t afraid to cry on camera and show their true emotions. Show them having a bad day. Show everyone what their life is actually like. These youtubers have little to no views, because people don’t want to watch this. If people do post videos of this, they’re being hated on, because it’s not “normal” in society to do something like that. On YouTube your life needs to be perfect, it needs to be flawless and trendy.. if it isn’t you don’t get any views.
People won’t watch you so they can hear the truth in life, they watch it so they can escape from reality. “Oh if I just looked like her or dyed my hair that color people will actually like me.” I know you’ve said that once or even thought about it.. be honest. This world is all about comparing yourself to others and trying to act like you have a perfect life. But no one is perfect, no one can constantly keep up with these stupid trends that the world is making.
Do you know what should be trending? JESUS. Go tell someone who he is, go tell the world. Spam videos telling people that they are loved just the way they are. They don’t need to be a picture perfect barbie, you can be broken and hurting and you are still relentlessly loved. Let’s make the name of Jesus trend. Tell people about him, wether it’s on snapchat, Instagram or a YouTube video. You don’t need to be perfect to spread the word of God. God uses the broken to heal.
I'm a huge fan of chicken nuggets, and enthusiastically excited about what God as in store for my life. My other half is currently in the Air Force, so a lot of blog posts will be about the military as of right now.
Incase no one told you today:
YOU ARE AMAZING
YOU ARE LOVED
YOU ARE ONE OF A KIND
YOU ARE SPECIAL
YOU ARE MAGNIFICENT
YOU ARE WANTED
YOU ARE A MASTERPIECE
YOU ARE WONDERFUL
YOU ARE JOYFUL
YOU ARE TALENTED
YOU ARE GREAT
YOU ARE FANTASTIC
YOU ARE A QUEEN
YOU ARE LOVED BY SOMEONE WHO MADE YOU
YOU ARE KIND
YOU ARE YOU, don't let anyone change that.