How to Share Your Faith Using This Is Me
Young actress/songwriter Demi Lovato gives a shout out to the world with her hit song, This Is Me. This summer, she has been opening for her good friends, the Jonas Brothers, on their 2008 Burning Up Tour. The Tour's broad teen appeal has catapulted her new song to the top of the music charts. . The lyrics to This Is Me talk about how she used to be timid and afraid to show her face to the world, but now...all that has changed.
Lavato's song tells a story many of us can identify with. Have you ever been afraid to show your true identity, your true character, because you fear becoming vulnerable and being rejected by this harsh world? Demi recounts how she has always desired to be a shining star, but it seemed so far off and unattainable. She had so many things to say but no courage to say them. We are all that way at times. We hide in our shells and show those around us small pieces of who we are and sometimes even that is a facade.
This song resonates because it speaks to our desire to cast aside our fears and run to the nearest roof top and shout to the world, in complete and bold confidence, that "THIS IS ME!" The amazing truth of the matter is that as followers of Jesus we can and should feel that kind of confidence in who we are! (Well...maybe not the whole rooftop experience, but don't let me stop you.) Through Christ, we have the freeing power of doing just that - being who God created us to be. God has given each of us a purpose in life - to know Him and make Him known. How we fulfill this purpose is unique to each of us, because He designed us uniquely - not one of us is the same! Thankfully so, right? God even promises us through the Psalms that he will not allow His purpose for us to go unfulfilled. Check it out:
The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me;
your love, O LORD, endures forever-
do not abandon the works of your hands. (Psalms 138:8)
Borrow some of Demi's courage and bravery, and use her song as a launch pad to share Christ's love with your friends. Proclaim to them your God given purpose in life and encourage them to seek theirs! Here are a few suggested questions to help you get started:
- Ask your friends if they can identify with the lyrics of Demi Lovato's This Is Me.
- Ask your friends what they feel their purpose in life is? Listen and then share what you feel your purpose in life is.
- Explain how our Heavenly Father instilled in us a purpose from the moment each of us was conceived.
- Share with them of Christ's ultimate purpose here on this earth - to sacrifice His life so that we may all have life with Him while here on earth and for eternity.
In her lyrics, Demi sings with abandon, "Gonna let the light shine on me!" Step out of your shadow, take Demi's words from her newest song and put them into action, and allow God's light to shine through you!
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