“ ‘I will show you what he is like who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice. He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who build a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed, and its destruction was complete.” Luke 6:47-49
LA is vastly different from anywhere I’ve ever lived but I feel relatively the same. My wardrobe hasn’t dramatically changed, makeup, and ok my hair did change but not because of peer pressure but the gentle prodding of my new hair stylist ;D Nonetheless I don’t think I’ve been swallowed into the warp that can be LA. It seems daily I hear conversations of people fretting about weight, clothes, skin…the list goes on and on. It’s like so many people are striving for their own version of their ideal person. It can honestly be a toxic environment.
“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31
Because my confidence is in the Lord and not my outer appearance or social status I’m able to renew my strength and soar.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m four months into my MBA program and there have already been some long nights; some days in class when my confidence is low but I try not to wallow in these moments but press into God.
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what he asked of him.” 1 John 5:14-15
So I encourage you to press into God and resist any temptation you may face in falling into your “warp.”