Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A Girl Lost

I remember a time when a family was baptized at our church before moving to California to have their daughter star in a Disney show called "Hanna Montana".  Miley Cyrus has been a role model for young girls for years.  After Disney there has been a noticeable change.  This once sweet looking girl has changed into the stereotype of women Hollywood likes to portray.  Now instead of standing out she blends in with the other women who are selling an idea of themselves that is nowhere near wholesome.  Unfortunately, this industry profit's greatly off of an idea of women that is such a high price we would not want our little girls to have to pay.  What I have seen lately and most recently from the VMA's is a sad sight.  This is what Matthew 7:13-14 has to say "Enter through the narrow gate.  For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.  But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it."

I did not watch the VMA's because anything associated with MTV I can live without.  It would be hard to not have seen what happened, since it's all over the Internet. 

When I saw the clip I thought:
  • first, I was not surprised this is expected from MTV
  • I kept thinking she is some one's little girl
  • how far down the road will she go?
  • what will be her breaking point?
  • she will always be linked to this
  • what will her children think in the future?
  • everyone will be expecting more of this
  • the noticeable lack of support around her
  • who is profiting off of her?
As if this wasn't bad enough, this seems to be her dad's response after the award show:
"Thanking God for so many blessings tonight. Continue to pray for world peace. More love ...less hate."  Ok, is it just me or does there seem to be something wrong with this?  My husband would not have tweeted, he would have been too angry to type. 

We are to protect our little girls.  They need to know that they are beautiful because God designed them, no matter what they look like on the outside.  The inside is what counts.  They need to know that they shouldn't dress in a way that will attract unwanted attention.  They need our support and love no matter what.  They also need supervision, rules and discipline.  They need a parent, not a best friend.  They need to know that a very profitable industry wants to influence them in a way that goes against what God wants for them.  Many think that it's not a big deal, but this life you are responsible for was put in your care by God.  We will be accountable for our actions before Him.  Remember what Jesus said about someone hurting children?  I don't think this is just about abuse, there are many ways to destroy a child's soul.  Matthew 18:6 "If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea."  You may think that to be harsh, but God loves children and I don't think He wants them to grow up too fast or go down dark roads.

We are given a great responsibility to raise a child to be above the things of this world, not be sucked down into darkness.  I speak from a familiar place, I was a lost girl too.  Knowing what I went through and the struggles it's hard to watch others make similar mistakes. 

Remember it is easy to bash on her at this point, but she needs love and support around her.  She is some one's little girl.  Someone needs to keep the wolves at bay.  I pray that someone will come to her side that cares about her place in the Kingdom and not about her fame. 

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