So we’re watching American Idol tonight and who knew we could have a life lesson reinforced. The judges comments after listening to James sing were interesting. One of them said, James you sang from deep inside you, out of some pain, or something deep inside you. Another said something about it being so “real” and “vulnerable”. That’s what people want, the real us. Whether it’s on American Idol or at home the people we listen to, respect and learn from the most are those who are willing to be honest with us. No pretending everything is okay when it’s not. Don’t get me wrong. You don’t have to (and shouldn’t) share every detail of every situation in your life. But you can tell others when your frustrated with something going on in your life. You can tell others that the situation in your life right now is hard. You can also tell them when you are thrilled with something!
So fellow followers of Christ take note. You are not perfect. Life doesn’t always go as you expected and we don’t know everything. Be honest. Speak from your heart. Share what you are passionate about and admit where you need to learn more. People will listen to that. They will share back with you. Who knows, you might even get what most of us want, some respect!