Remember to Smile Pretty!

In a world driven by technology and platforms where you can alter the way you look to make your life seem perfect…it’s a lie! We have defined ourselves by the filters used to alter your appearance….we’ve fallen into the comparison trap. But there is so much more to life than altering appearances to make life seem like no problems exist.

We’re told to be ourselves. We’re told “you do you.” But at the same time…we’re told we must fit in.

I wrote something today that….well I wasn’t sure I was going to post it. It’s vulnerable. But I guess at some point we must share our innermost thoughts and wonderments. (wait, is that even a word? LOL) Sometimes we must open ourselves up even if it’s just a little piece of ourselves. So here goes….




Who am I?

Who sees me?

Who does God see me as?

I’m tired, I’m exhausted, I just don’t know….

how to survive in a world full of comparisons and the demand to look perfect.

“You do you, just be yourself but make sure you fit in”

In a selfie centered, filter creation world, how does one compete?

How does one compare?

How does one truly find out who they are…..

When they are told they must fit in?

Be yourself but remember to fit in

And remember… smile pretty.

Romans 12:2 tells us:

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

1 John 2:15-17 says:

15 Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. 16 For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. 17 And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.

Be yourself. But make sure it’s the “self” God created you to be.

One thought on “Remember to Smile Pretty!

  1. I belong to a world wide fellowship that does zoom meetings. The picture that some use when their camera is off — well the pictures are beautiful, stunning, intimidating. Then they turn their camera on and I can barely see any resemblance of the person and their picture. Even on here I follow someone who uses a picture from at least 20 years ago by the way he has spoken of his current estimated age.

    We are all trying to fit in.

    Thank you for the reminder that we are not called to do so.


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