Ok... I know I have been doing a lot of Nuggets of Truth lately. It is just all this free time I have found myself with. There are so many movies out there and so many nuggets that spark.
This is among my favorite videos just to stick in the DVD player, watch, and just pass the time. It is fun, light-hearted, and full of every little girls fantasy. I have seen this film a bunch, but today the following exchange hit me and it becomes our Nugget of Truth.
Queen Clarisse: People look up to us, and we're held to a higher standards of behavior. Can you try to grasp that concept?
Princess Mia: The concept is grasped. The execution is a little elusive.
Do you ever feel this way as a Christian? We are expected to live up to this higher standard. People (including ourself) expect us to be perfect, flawless, chaste, pure, unscathed, and to always make the right decisions. We know that we need to follow Chirst. We get that concept, but it is so elusive at the same time. We feel like failures instead of just failing.
Why are we so hard on ourselves, and why are others so hard on us? How can we live this life without the constant pressure of failure and expectation. I do not believe those come from God. God loves us. Nothing we can ever do will make Him love us more or less.
I need to think more about this. If you have any input please share.