Wow, what a sad and confused world we live in.
Recently, I came across an article about Beyonce and her defense of the hyper-sexual and disgusting lyrics of some of her songs. I was going to post the links containing the lyrics, however, after reading some of them, I decided against it. If you think I am overreacting or off-base, please do some research and check out the lyrics she belts out and the way she exposes her “sexuality” to the world.
Most troubling to me is that many Christians are supporting her twisted and confused views by attending her concerts, purchasing her music, and what’s really the hardest for me to fathom, there are parents who promote her to their young daughters as a role model. How very sad.
Bill O’Reilly, among others, have slammed Beyonce for promoting sexually suggestive lyrics in her songs, however she remains unfazed. She continues to urge women to “take control of their sexuality.” She professes Christianity, and feels that there is a double standard for men and women, and she feels women should “own their sexuality.”
Apparently she feels that giving yourself and your body away instead of, or before someone takes it from you is being in control? That sounds really scary to me. It almost sounds like something that might take root in someone’s heart that has been sexually abused. Maybe a way to hold on to the feeling that you are in control?
I can hear some of you now, asking why I am singling out Beyonce because there are so many entertainers out there that perform the same type of trash or even worse. Or maybe you believe that I am being judgemental.
Well, I am judging the words and actions, and let me be clear, I do not support the message she is seductively spewing. Satan is most dangerous when he is disguised in a beautiful and appealing package. And the reason why her behavior stands out to me is because of her claims of being Christian. How many little girls are watching her perform, singing along with those demeaning lyrics, imitating the struts and grinds, and attempting to dress like her? How many little girls are internalizing the idea that their sexuality is meant to be dirty and their bodies are there for men (or women) to ogle and lust after? Or that their happiness will be attained by promiscuous sex as long as they are in control? As long as they “take control of their sexuality?”
Beyonce, you can’t fool me. No matter what you look like on the outside, no matter how talented you are and all the money you have acquired through your “entertaining”, you are miserable and suffering inside. Your heart is still searching…you still have a hole in your heart and a spirit that is hungry for more.
That hole that is deep inside you will never be filled with your fame. It will never be filled by men and/or women lusting after you. It will never be filled by the masses who say yes to everything you say and do.
Real friends…the people who truly love you are the only ones who will tell you the truth.
I love you and would like to share a truth with you that took me a lifetime to finally figure out.
Your worth does not come from your sexuality. It is not “your role” or “your place” to look good for the world. Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. Let me repeat…your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. That is what you are meant to be. You are loved by God in such a beautiful way, you can never even comprehend. Why are you looking elsewhere for that love?
Your happiness and joy will not come from being on display for other’s pleasure, which is what you are doing. Admit it.
Your true happiness will only come from the submitting of your whole self to Jesus…body, mind and soul…not from “taking control of your sexuality.” Ask Jesus to take control of your sexuality…along with every other aspect of your life, including motherhood and your marriage.
You will find, as I did, that Jesus will empower you with love and wisdom, and you will be a vessel of enlightenment and true freedom to women, instead of continuing to encourage their belief that sex and promiscuity is the answer.
May God bless you Beyonce, and all the girls and women who look up to you for guidance. There are many of us praying for you.
Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never! Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.” But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit.
Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. 1 Corinthians 6:15-20