Meet Sydney Bailey, an international model from South Africa. Having modeled in New York, London and Paris, she is part of an exclusive club of women who can truly say, “Yes, I made it in the fashion industry”. When it comes to international fashion modeling, being given the opportunity to walk the runways of New York Fashion Week is probably as rewarding for a model as it is for an Actor in Hollywood winning an Oscar. It is the ultimate nod of approval by those in the industry and the pinnacle of modelling success. You are living the life that so many ‘other’ models can only ever dream of.
To the outside world it appeared as if Sydney had it all. An international model, travelling the world, rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous on a daily basis. What more could you possibly ask for?
The problem is, people will always just be people. No matter who we are we all have struggles and just because Sydney was now living her dream professionally, this didn’t mean that she had everything figured out. In fact, quite the opposite. We all desire a life of influence and prosperity, but at what cost?
Here is Sydney’s story
Sydney’s greatest desire was to be a world-renowned model, but the cost became high. In the process of trying to achieve her dream she somehow lost who she really was, she lost her identity. She found herself doing things that she wasn’t proud of, leaving her depressed and alone.
To ‘fit in’, be ‘accepted’ and be ‘loved’ is something we all want. Whether we are famous supermodels or not! The hard reality is however, we will never truly feel whole and loved until we first discover who we really are, and the only way to know who you were created to be, is to know the one who created you.
Jesus is the author of life. We were created in His image. So, to live a life without him would be the same as trying to drive a car without any fuel.
He is the one who sustains us and gives us purpose and direction and it is only once we know Him, and who we are in him, that we will truly find love and acceptance.
With God, you don’t have to be something fake in order to be loved. All He desires is for us is to be who we were created to be. His children.
Perhaps you can relate to Sydney’s story. Perhaps you feel depressed and alone, looking for anything to fill the void you’re feeling in your heart. Well, I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to look any further. Jesus is alive and he wants to have a relationship with you. He is the one who will make you whole.
So, take a step of faith. Ask him to reveal himself to you. I promise it will be the best decision you ever make.
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