Friday, December 5, 2008

We Could All be Britney

Unless you haven't watched a single hour of television or surfed the web at all this week, you've seen Britney everywhere or at least heard something about her. They keep referring to this as her comeback...I guess cause' she's gotten so low in her personal life. The other night, I watched that documentary about her on MTV. As I was watching it I realized an underlying theme in her story...loneliness.

Afterwards, I felt really sorry for her. I think mostly because I realized her story of making unwise decisions could easily become mine or any 20-something young single woman's story as a result of the pressure of loneliness. If you really think about it, she's not that different from most young single women...dealing with the world's skewed idea that you need to be attached to someone in order to be fulfilled.

The other night, as I was driving home from spending Thanksgiving in San Antonio, this overwhelming feeling of loneliness attacked me...I didn't really have anyone waiting for me in Dallas...I mean, friends, yes, but not a guy waiting in eager anticipation. I have to be honest, if I wasn't under the amazing grace of God, I would have found some way to fill the loneliness...drinking, partying, giving into the hormones, ie. engaging in premarital get the idea. Anyhow, that's essentially what Britney did...she found things to fill the empty marriage, drinking, partying, etc.

As a result of this Britney comparison, two things happened...I became so grateful that God saved me from what I could be in my situation right now and I felt the need to pray for not only Britney, but the "Britney-look-alikes" out there...every 20 something single girl out there trying to fill the loneliness. I encourage you this week to encourage that group of saved and un-saved women alike and even men for that matter. I'm sure single guys go through the same thing.

I mean, a few wrong decisions and we could all be Britney, right?



Leah Dooley said...

I love your heart. That's so true.

shari said...

so wise.

i love these thoughts.