Most people watched the VMA Awards that bombarded millions of T.V’s across America and other parts of the world. It would be an understatement, at the least, to say that one particular performance, that aired live on national T.V, left many speechless. Yes, you guessed it; Miley Cyrus! The performance was very distasteful and extremely inappropriate.
Many of us remember Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel. She also released her first album in 2007; following after the footsteps of her father, Billy Ray Cyrus; a well-known country singer. The question that most people are asking themselves is, “What happened to this prominent, young girl who had a bright future ahead of her? What caused this change?”
The question that first should be asked is, “Why are all of these “Disney” young stars growing up to become reckless adults?” Have we not noticed a pattern? Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Selena Gomez, and Lindsay Lohan are really just naming a few, but there are so many more. These young “Disney” Stars have been walking down a dark path that is leading them to destruction. Arrested for DUI, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, in and out of rehab, petty crimes, mental breakdowns, and sexual promiscuity is what these “Disney” Stars have succumb to.
There is a real evil lurking behind the curtains of Hollywood, and many are blinded by its deception. There was a movie called, “The Matrix”, that came out back in 1999 that starred Keanu Reeves (Neo) and Laurence Fishburne (Morpheus). Morpheus was the Roman god of sleep and dreams. The movie basically depicts Neo as being a man who always questioned his reality, but the truth was far beyond his imagination. Morpheus awakens Neo to the real world, a ravaged wasteland, where most of humanity have been captured by a race of machines that live off of the humans’ body heat and electrochemical energy, and who imprisoned their minds within an artificial reality known as the Matrix.
You may be asking yourself the question, ” What does this have to do with Miley Cyrus?” Well, it has a lot to do with it. This world that we live in is comprised of a matrix. So many people are plugged into T.V., video games, and yes, even Hollywood that it has completely disengaged them from the real world around them. Romans 12:12 tells us to not be conformed to this world. This means not to follow the ways of the world or to accept them. What is disturbing is that Miley Cyrus has a lot of “followers”. Young girls who grew up watching her as a young, impressionable star on the Disney Channel, and also a brand new generation of young girls and teenagers who are also gravitating to her stardom and celebrity status. What kind of example do you think Miley is passing on to these girls? It is a false perception of what is being forced upon these girls to believe that being this way and acting this way is normal; that it’s okay.
Although we can view Miley’s behavior as being destructive and obscene, we have to dig deeper into Miley’s psyche. Obviously, something much bigger is going on with her. Often times, people act out in ways that they themselves may not understand. Matthew 12:34 says, ” For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.” In the book of Proverbs, Chapter 4 verse 23, it says, “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” The point that is being made here is that whatever is going on in a person’s heart/mind, comes out of their mouth. In other words, as humans, we are not wired to keep issues bottled up inside. It will eventually come out; through negative speech; such as using foul language, hateful and critical towards others, through addiction, promiscuous behavior, depression, mental breakdowns, and even suicide.
The bible tells us that Satan is the god of this world. Why are we so surprised by the evil that is infiltrating the movies, cartoons, T.V. shows, books, and music. Every arena of entertainment is being injected with doses of evil. Our children are the main targets. Satan knows that his time is short, so he is going after our children with every thing he got. As parents, we can’t make the mistake in giving in to the traditions of this world. We have to use wisdom, and make sure we protect our children from all of the traps that the Enemy is setting up for them.
Miley Cyrus is not the only person being lured down this dark path; many are. As Christians, it is up to us to pray against these strongholds that are gripping people around the world. Darkness has filled this earth, and it is up to us to shine our lights as bright as we can. How do you do this? By praying for those that need hope. Jesus told us in Matthew 5:14-16, that we are the light of this world. That we are to let our lights shine upon men so that they may see our good works. Satan is working, but they are evil works; he has influenced many to follow in his footsteps. We have to come out of the world and show people the works of the Heavenly Father; a work that is good and righteous.
In closing, we must pray for Miley Cyrus and those like her. She is still a person that God loves and wants to save. No one truly knows what led her to this point, but God does. None of us are perfect. Whatever caused her to make the choices that she has made along the way, could have been any one of us. Satan is out to steal, kill, and destroy all humanity. We must be an example of Christ to those around us. Love people, and win them to the Kingdom of God. Don’t fall prey to the traps of the Enemy. Be discerning of the times that we are living in. Jesus is soon to come! Stay watching and praying! God bless you all.
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