Monday, September 12, 2011

There's Hope. Hope for us all.

You know what drives me crazier than vegan hipsters? Fakes. Which include the vegan hipsters, so that makes sense.

Honestly, I just don't understand it. Never have, never will.  But yet there they are, all over the place. The world is full of people so ashamed of themselves, that they put up a false front to trick others into thinking that they are what they are not, what they wished they could be, what they wish that they could hide from themselves. And I want it to stop.

Really. Does it make any sense to put a front up for people who don't like the real you? WHY???  Why would you want someone to like fake you, if they wouldn't like the real you? If they don't want to spend the time to get to know the real you, why do you want to spend the time to change yourself into something you think they might like, just to get to know them? That gets confusing just typing it!  Just stop!!!

I want to get to know you. I want to know the real you. The one that has "lame" hobbies (Hello, I knit), glasses and braces (Am there, done that), insecurities (I am 23, never had a boyfriend or been kissed. Like I've never thought there might be something wrong with me.) and whatever else you feel you have to hide. We are all oddities, but that's what makes us us!

Ok, I do feel like I need to place a disclaimer on this. I am not saying let all your freakiness out all at once. All things in moderation, or you may scare away the people that would normally like you. With somethings, you just have to ease people into them. Slowly. Also, you do need to be careful with who you share yourself with. Not everyone wants you to do well. Many of them will use your differences against you and try to bring you down. Mainly, you need to be ok with who you are! Be confident that you are all things awesome, that your ceramic unicorn collection is super cool, and you may just convince some of them! If you can't do that though, you need to figure out a way to realize your awesomeness, because it's there.

I want you to see yourself the way that God sees you. I'm not gonna say see yourself  how I see you, because I may very well think you are an idiot. But that doesn't matter! I'm an idiot!  So look at yourself through the eyes of God. Do you know what He sees? He sees your potential. He sees His plans for you. He sees your heart. He sees His child. He sees Christ.

Shocking, huh? Especially when we know ourselves oh so well. But that is who we are. Or who we CAN be.

I'm not at all saying that you have to be everything that God knows you can be, to be real. I'm saying that you have to know who you can be, to become that person.  That, at least, is my personal launching point. If I don't know what I can be, I have no hope. Without that knowledge, I will become so bombarded with my failures, that I won't be able to pull my head up to see hope.  So that is where you start. With Hope.

With Hope, we can be vulnerable with others. We can share our heart, dreams, goals, fears, and desires with a select group, who, in return, can encourage and uplift us. Support us when we're down. Help us remember who we are, who God sees when He looks at us, of all our awesomeness. And hopefully, through our realness, we can help them as well.

There is hope for all of us. Maybe even the vegan hipsters.


Thanks for reading guys! It means a lot. 


  1. Lauren! I LOVE that! I never thought about it that way - it's so true, about knowing who you CAN be gives you so much hope! How wise you are & cute too!

  2. I LOVE this. It's something we all wrestle with so much...but it's so simple. Block out the lies. Dwell in Truth.

    You are loved.
    You were created to be you.

    And the world is missing out on one of God's creations if you are too busy trying to be someone else.