Justin Bieber Posts Testimonial On Instagram
Justin Bieber must have had a reflective weekend. Tuesday the international superstar took to Instagram to pour his heart out to the world about his journey from child star to a young adult struggling to find balance.
“Hope you find time to read this it’s from my heart,” Bieber captioned the post.
It’s hard to get out of bed in the morning with the right attitude when you you are
overwhelmed with your life your past, job, responsibilities, emotions, your family,
finances, your relationships. When it feels like there’s trouble after trouble after
trouble. You start foreseeing the day through lenses of “dread” and anticipate another
bad day. A cycle of feeling disappointment after disappointment. Sometimes it can
even get to the point where you don’t even want to live anymore. Where you feel like
it’s never going to change.. I can fully sympathize with you. I could not change my
mindset. I am fortunate to have people I’m life that continue encourage me to keep
going. You see I have a lot of money, clothes cars , accolades, achievements, awards
and I was still unfulfilled. Have u noticed the statistics of child stars and the outcome
of their life? There is an insane pressure and responsibility put on a child who’s brain,
emotions, frontal lobes (decision making) aren’t developed yet. No rationality, defiant,
rebellious, things all of us have to go through. But when you add the pressure of
stardom it does something to you that is quite unexplainable. You see I didn’t grow up
in a stable home, my parents were 18 separated with no money still young and
rebellious as well. As my talent progressed and I became ultra successful it happened
within a strand of Two years. My whole world was flipped on its head. I went from a 13
year old boy from a small town to being praised left and right by the world with millions
saying how much they loved me and how great I was. I don’t know about you but
humility comes with age. You hear theses things enough as a young boy and you
actually start believing it, Rationality comes with age and so does your decision
making process ( one of the reasons you can’t drink until your 21) .. everyone did
everything for me so I never even learned the fundamentals of responsibility. So by
this point I was 18 with no skills in the real world, with millions of dollars and access to
whatever I wanted. This is a very scary concept for anyone. By 20 I made every bad
decision you could have thought of and went from one of the most loved and adored
people in the world to the most ridiculed, judged and hated person in the world! Being
on stage according to studies is a bigger dopamine rush than almost any other
activity… so these massive ups and downs on their own are very hard to manage. You
notice a lot of touring bands and people end up having a phase of drug abuse, and i
believe its due to not being able to manage the huge ups and downs that come with
being an entertainer.
I started doing pretty heavy drugs at 19 and abused all of my relationships. I Became
resentful, disrespectful to women, and angry. I became distant to everyone who loved
me, and i was hiding behind, a shell of a person that i had become. I felt like i could
never turn it around. It’s taken me years to bounce back from all of these terrible
decisions, fix broken relationships, and change relationship habits. Luckily god blessed
me with extraordinary people who love me for me. Now I am navigating the best
season of my life “MARRIAGE”!!! Which is an amazing crazy new responsibility. You
learn patience, trust, commitment, kindness, humility and all of the things it looks like
to be a good man.
All this to say even when The odds are against you keep fighting. Jesus loves you. .. BE
KIND TODAY > BE BOLD TODAY AND LOVE PEOPLE TODAY NOT BY YOUR
STANDARDS BUT BY GODS PERFECT UNFAILING LOVE
Bieber has been pretty outspoken about how his faith has helped him navigate his life more smoothly. What do you think about his message?
Hit the flip to see what he’s been up to since posting this message.