‘If you live for people’s acceptance, you’ll die from their rejection.’– Lecrae Moore, Unashamed.
This quote is from the introductory chapter of my favorite rap artiste, Lecrae’s audiobook, Unashamed. I gleaned the following from musing on that quote.
- Immunity to the crave of people’s acceptance is very difficult to achieve. The lure of fame and popularity is relentless. It is a daunting task to refuse to take the bait. When you are reeled in you are sold for life.
- Man’s acceptance is merciless. Let the sorely disappointed lives and crushed spirits it leaves behind in its wake deter you from chasing the wind of fame and popularity. It is self-delusion to think you will fare better.
- It is okay to be famous and endorsed. It is an asset. However, do not allow yourself be defined by another’s acceptance of you. People change, our views don’t always remain the same. So what happens when you are stripped of the acceptance by which you have defined yourself?
- Immunity from the lure to mold ourselves by people’s acceptance and opinion of us possible. You can do without yearning for people’s acceptance.
To make the most of everyday, for the rest of your life, you must get your identity right. It should not stem from fickle and temporary things.
Have you experienced rejection before? How did you respond to it?
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