Having been a source of public ridicule in the past, Duck Dynasty star Sadie Robertson is speaking out on behalf of her friends who have been constantly bullied online.
Her friends Lizzie Velaquez and Emma Jenkins are regularly bullied by internet trolls based on their appearances and beliefs. Lizzie and Emma are using their new platform to spread love, joy, and stand up for what they believe in.
Lizzie has been made into memes for the past few years, with people calling her the ugliest woman in the world, and Emma is ridiculed for her love for Jesus, her looks, and the way her voice sounds.
Sadie took to Instagram to stand up to her friends. "Seeing 2 of my friends get hurt the same way I have in the past has lead me to this. How do you look at yourself, how do others look at you, how does God look at you?" she wrote.
She finished her post with a bible verse from 1 Samuel 16:7, which reads, "Don’t judge by his appearance.... The LORD doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
See her stand up for her friends in the post below.
Seeing 2 of my friends get hurt the same way I have in the past has lead me to this. how do you look at yourself, how do others look at you, how does God look at you. •Others - Our culture has a very off perspective. Have we gotten confused on the difference between the screens and the human themselves? It seems like in the most "connected" world this is the most separated we have ever been. The comments, the memes, the sub-tweets, the twitter wars... We have taken all the human out of the screen. Instead of seeing a heart, all you are seeing is a face. Instead of seeing beauty, all you see are the things that are different in that person. This creates a separation between us. Humans are so much more important than a screen. No amount of retweets will ever be worth the pain you feel on the other side of the screen when you feel like you have been a "savage". •Yourself - what is your perspective on yourself? Is it based off of the mirror? Warning from someone who has been there and done that. You won't find what you are looking for. If you base your confidence on your outward beauty you will consistently be let down, because you are basing it on inconsistent things, such as compliments, filters, lighting, angles. Stop trying to find the lighting and find the beauty in your heart. If you truly want to be as beautiful on the inside as you are on the out you have to work on the inside just as much as you work on the outside. Just like makeup doesn't put itself on your face, kindness doesn't just dwell in our hearts all the time. We have to work on making sure our hearts are pure, and guard them. Check your heart before you check the mirror. •God - If God looks down from heaven to see us think about his perspective... interesting huh? It's different than ours.Think about when you are at the top of a building and you look down. You just see humans. No faces, you can't pick out clothes, you can't go in detail about outer appearances, but what you can see is actions. ..."Don’t judge by his appearance.... The LORD doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”1 Sam. 16:7 God looks at your heart.
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