Inspiration of the Month: Sadie Robertson | Enduring All Things

Monday, November 24, 2014

Inspiration of the Month: Sadie Robertson

It's no secret that I love the Robertsons! So of course, when Sadie had an interview in US Weekly, I had to write about her for my inspiration of the month. If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know that I am inspired by people that are not ashamed to share their Faith in public (I talk about it hereherehere and here, just to list a few). But on top of that, Sadie is inspirational in other ways. She's an icon that young girls can look up to.
Sadie said in the interview that when she was younger, she prayed for God to give her opportunities and a platform to share her faith. What? Sadie is 17. She was 14 when Duck Dynasty started. That means she prayed for a platform with which to share her faith when she was younger than 14 years old! I don't know about you, but I was certainly not praying about that when I was her age. I think I was probably praying for the boy across the room to like me. Ok, my prayers were probably a little deeper than that, but not Sadie Robertson deep. You go girl!

She also promotes modesty and designs modest prom and homecoming dresses for her own line with Sherri Hill. But she says that modesty is not a 'rule' that her father put in place like most people think (and how Dancing With the Stars tries to portray it). She says she does it out of respect for her father and also for God. That's such a good point. Modesty is important to Sadie, personally. She doesn't just do it for the attention it brings to her while in the spotlight. She doesn't just do it because her daddy said to. I know, even to this day, I sometimes have poor motivations for the things I wear. I sometimes wear modest clothes so that other people don't think poorly of me, but I should be wearing them because it honors God. Thanks for the reminder, Sadie!

When she modeled her prom dress line at NY Fashion Week, Sadie encountered some models who were not so nice. How did she handle them? She says she could have lost it but she didn't. And she gave the credit to God! "God had been training me all my life!" Giving God the credit like that is so hard to do. So many of us take credit ourselves for how we handle situations and we forget God. Not Sadie. 17-year-old Sadie knew she couldn't have handled the negativity from other models without the help of her Heavenly Father.

One thing Sadie said in the interview that really stuck out to me was when she was talking about saving sex for marriage. She said that other people think it's easy for her because she's a Christian but really it isn't easy and it's something you have to decide as a couple! That's so true! Just because you were raised in a Christian home and you know it's wrong, doesn't mean you won't be very tempted in certain situations. You must guard yourself and one way to do this is to date people who have the same convictions! She says that in her book she gives some rules to follow to help you stay pure. Some of the rules are, "Stay out of each other's bedrooms" and "pray before each date." This makes me really want to read her book. Even though I don't have a problem with this particular issue anymore, I may have a daughter one day who could benefit from these wise words.

And last, but not least, in the last paragraph, she says that her plans for after high school include attending Harding University in Arkansas! That just makes my heart happy! Go Bisons!!!!!

What do you think of Sadie? Have you seen her on Dancing with the Stars? Have you read her book?
Thanks for reading!
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