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Don’t Dream of Being Famous — Use Your God-Given Talent to Better the World!

Jesus giving you talent!

In Hollywood, there was a time when being famous meant that you had talent. Often, stars were a triple threat with their abilities to act, sing and dance.  Ginger Rogers, Shirley Temple and Marilyn Monroe all had enormous talent and were deservedly famous. Today, people like Paris Hilton and the cast of The Jersey Shore cast qualify as celebrities. The truth is these individuals are famous for nothing other than the fact that they are famous. They  crave money and fame for their own-self pleasure and benefit, and not for anyone else.

This wouldn’t be too big of a deal but this “famous for being famous” thing is having an affect on teens, especially teen girls. One survey from Savvy Sugar suggests that 63% of teen girls would rather be models than nurses or teachers. Another survey from Parent Dish suggests that over half of teenagers want to be famous rather than have a career. Of course, there isn’t anything wrong with wanting to be famous, but 68% of the teenagers from the second survey were unsure how exactly they were going to become famous. Only 19% believed that they had the talent necessary to reach their goals.

God gives each of us an individual talent. Some of us are gifted with compassion and are called to work in the medical field while some of us have the ability to teach or work with children. If you are gifted in singing or acting, then work hard to achieve your dreams. If you aren’t, don’t spend your time dreaming of being famous for nothing. Whatever your talent is, it’s best to harness it and use it to better the world.

When God saved us by Grace, He did not save us so that we can sit back and enjoy ourselves. He saved us so that we can use our talents to evangelize to souls and win them for His kingdom. He will speak through us; our part is to sow the seed and He will water it Himself.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive and inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” Colossians 3:23-24

“Since we are eager to have spiritual gifts, try to excel in gifts that build up the church.” 1 Corinthians 14:12

“We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.” Romans 12:6-8

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17

Write down these powerful scriptures in your journal, so you can remember them! :-)

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  1. Christian.girl4

    Posted by Christian.girl4 on February 25, 2014 at 12:19

    I would love to become a youth pastor! I don’t know why, but it sounds like so much fun, and I want to help people!

  2. Emi

    Posted by Emi on July 26, 2013 at 20:14

    I would really like to become a ballet dancer for a company. People have told me I am very graceful when I dance. I think God has blessed me with the gracefulness of dance and I’m so thankful. I would totally use my talents to help the Kingdom of Heaven! :D

    • MiSSFloYd

      Posted by MiSSFloYd on August 19, 2013 at 20:26

      GO FOR IT! DANCE TILL U PASS OUT!!!!!!!!!!! :)

      • goatwrangler

        Posted by goatwrangler on September 7, 2013 at 10:01

        I enjoy acting, but I’m not sure if I’m any good at it and don’t really want to pursue it for anything beside the occasional skit at church.
        I do, however, write. I’m working very hard toward the goal of self publishing my first novella. :)

  3. sisterwhocares

    Posted by sisterwhocares on July 21, 2013 at 16:32

    My biggest dream is to be a movie director. God blessed me with a visual mind (a side effect of Asperger’s Syndrome) so I can clearly plan out movies and characters in my head. I hope to use my gift someday to spread important political and moral messages through my films. Movies are such a great way to spread messages for God’s kingdom due to their popularity! By the way, for anyone out there with acting talent or any other types of talents relating to films, I would LOVE to work with you!!! Let’s spread His Gospel together :)

    • MiSSFloYd

      Posted by MiSSFloYd on August 19, 2013 at 20:29

      i feel so alive when i listen to music. my family said i really hav feeling in my singing. and i naturally dance pretty well. but im not sure yet.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by DancerforChrist on July 31, 2013 at 14:09

      I can sing, dance, and I’m not sure how great I am at acting. I haven’t really had the chance to find out how good I am (other than making goofy movies with friends, but that doesn’t really count). I’d love to work with you!

    • princessjaja

      Posted by princessjaja on July 24, 2013 at 15:07

      We can work together! I’m talented in writing and I can also direct. I like giving orders. :D Hehehe! I’m visual as well. :)

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by DancerforChrist on July 20, 2013 at 14:36

    I have been dancing ever since I was 5, and I love it! I often wonder what it would be like to dance competitively. I have done marching band and competed with that, and I loved it! I kind of want to compete in dance, but I don’t know if it would be good. God has given me a great talent for dance and it could be used as a sort of outreach, but it could also just make me prideful.

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by Faithlee123 on July 20, 2013 at 11:11

    I have had people tell me that I have a good voice, but I cannot get on stage. I have terrible stage fright, but I want to show people what I can do!!! a while ago I had promised myself that I would never sing or get on stage again, but then I got really sad because then I feel like I might lose my talent or never use it… so I have agreed that I will get on stage sometime. but hopefully I wont pass out. but I know how it feels to not use a gift. it even took me a while to agreed to God about my gift of singing and to share the gospel. I love talking and connecting with people but also im not sure if im any good… but that probley Satan talking.

    • m3t4lm0uth

      Posted by m3t4lm0uth on July 27, 2013 at 00:00

      What do YOU believe you’re good at? Do what you dream. Don’t let what others beliefs about what you are or what you are not, affect what you do. Follow YOUR dreams, no one elses.

  6. Project Inspired

    Posted by Just13 on November 1, 2011 at 19:23

    In May, I entered this art competition because my 7th teacher gave me a pamphlet. I painted a simple drawing that i named for fun “Faith as the skies above” I didn’t think I would have a chance since I was the youngest artist and everyone esle competing were in high school or college. After 2 weeks after my 13th birthday on June 26…I was drawing in my room when my dad yelled my name to come downstairs. I thought i was in trouble but what happened next stunned me. Dad showed me a letter that said I WON 3rd place in a scholarship art compition. I screamed and jumped up and down like crazy. All my classmates saw my painting and said I wouldn’t win since it was too Christian like (I go to a Catholic School: St.Mary’s)I recieved a black trophy with 3 stars shooting upwards on it. Its now standing next to my other trophy…this one was red and gold with a big golden cross on the top.

  7. Posted by on August 30, 2011 at 10:27

    This is an AMAZING article! And it definitely applies to me! I have been acting and singing since I was eight, and so far I’ve done 13 musical theater productions. But I just found out yesterday that I’ve been cast in my first on-camera acting role! What excites me most about it is that it’s a Christian TV show in which I get to do a lot of improv, and I get to share my thoughts on bible verses and how to apply them to my own life. I definitely want to do this for God, and glorify him in what I’m doing with my gifts. I’m so thankful that I have an oppritunity like this, where I can really show my faith.

    • Posted by Nicole on August 30, 2011 at 16:23

      Kaitlyn- that is SO amazing! I want to be on a Christian TV show! what’s the show called and how did you get to do that? I am so proud of you! YAY!!!

  8. Posted by on August 29, 2011 at 22:31

    I don’t know if this is a talent, but God gave me a gift. I have a hightend spiritual sense. I want to use that to help people but I don’t know how at the moment.

    • Posted by Nicole on August 29, 2011 at 22:35

      I do too Victoria! I know exactly what you mean. Do you feel like God gives you big signs, and clearly guides your footsteps, and you can hear Him speaking to you? Go with what he’s saying, what He’s telling you, and obey and He will show you which path to take! For me- mine was starting this website to get the good news out! I am praying for you Victoria.

  9. Posted by on August 2, 2011 at 08:31

    I Have Always Wanted To Become Famous And Act In Movies . I Daydream About How My Life Would Be Like And What I Would Do With The Money . I Don’t Want To Be Famous Just So I Can Be Rich And Splurge All On Myself Buying Useless Things . I Want To Use My Money For Good . I Was Thinking Of Opening Foundations For Animals . One Specifically For Pitbulls Because They Need Love And Are So Loving No Matter How They Are Portrayed . And Another One For All The Other Dogs Other There . This Would Be Like A Rescue Shelter For Them But Also A Permanent Home If No One Wants To Adopt Them .I Have Alot Of Ideas On How I Want To Spend My Fame Money . Africa, Church, Homeless, Opening My Own Business, Giving Back To My Community, And Helping Family Out Etc . I Think Just Wait Til I Get Famous World I’ll Make A Huge Difference You’ll See . !!

    • princessjaja

      Posted by princessjaja on July 24, 2013 at 15:10

      Wow! I got the same dream as you! Every thing you said is what I want to do.

    • Posted by Nicole on August 7, 2011 at 22:43

      you should go after those dreams, and do all the things you feel God has called you to do!

  10. Posted by on July 26, 2011 at 11:48

    I often wonder why God gave me the talent he has. I have gone to college, learned electronics, served in Christian Television ministries as an Engineer. I came to work for a worldwide TV ministry that uses me as a glorified gopher, and anytime I try to present myself as the Engineer I am, I get brushed under the table. I have written books on the subject, and run a website that is a #1 hit on Google. The secular world accepts me as somewhat an authority on TV Broadcast Engineering, but the Christian community at large tries to shove me under the bus. And so I wonder if God truly wants me to use the talent He has given me for this ministry? I may be in a “Christian” company – but am I in the place where God wants me to be? If not – why wouldn’t He show me where to go? He said “Seek and ye shall find”, yet in my search – I come up dry. Perhaps he’d rather have me in a secular company, being a light unto the darkness?

    • Posted by Nicole on July 27, 2011 at 13:53

      I wonder why the Christians are doing that to not support you in your engineering field. That is definitely a talent that most people do not have! He created your brain a specific way to understand that complex field. I believe you can do both!! Don’t listen to whoever is saying those hurtful things about you. God gave you that gift for a reason!

  11. Posted by on July 5, 2011 at 09:16

    I have the girt of sensitivity and compassion. Maybe I should be a counselor? Or a psychologist?

  12. Posted by on June 29, 2011 at 19:38

    Amazing! Absolutely true. This is actually what we learned about in youth group tonight, lol. I’ve found my talents, and I’ll use them to glorify God.

  13. Posted by on June 22, 2011 at 13:55

    im not sure if he likes my older sister who is his friend

  14. Posted by on June 22, 2011 at 13:55

    im not sure if he likes my older sister who is his friend and also in her 20s.

  15. Posted by on June 22, 2011 at 13:53

    this problem is tough but ill say it anyways. one time i caught my pastor,s son staring at me while i was listening to my music and he is in his 20s. i like him but i dnt know wat to do but 2 pray 2 god.

  16. Posted by on June 22, 2011 at 13:50

    I am a really great singer. i was once in the choir with my two older sisters but i decided to go to sunday school instead. is that a good thing? and also um i dont know why i am not able to sing in a group but when i sing alone i do great.

  17. Posted by on June 10, 2011 at 16:28

    My gift is my voice. I have been complimented and you’re so right! Every time I go up on stage I silently pray that a producer will hear me. Well, prayers do come true!

    • Posted by Nicole on June 12, 2011 at 00:15

      Yes they do Sarah- keep believing and the Lord will make it happen!

  18. Posted by on June 10, 2011 at 14:12

    girls- http://www.amtcaudition.com/ is a CHRISTIAN modeling/acting/singing/dancing agency. even if its not what you do as a career, you should try it and see what you think. instead of worrying that it would take you away from God, it would surround you in a Christian atmosphere. check it out

  19. Posted by on June 9, 2011 at 19:52

    I really like this article! I dream being an actress, but I also feel like I have a calling for getting a career in psychology. It all seems confusing on what to focus on.

  20. Posted by on June 8, 2011 at 18:18

    I use to want to be famous, but I now decided to be a photographer and evangilist/missonary. But if you look at celebrities , like Selena Gomez; she had a purity ring but she has recently took it off. My dad always said that he think it would be awful to lose your privacy, I agree they can’t go far without a photo taken.

  21. Posted by on June 7, 2011 at 19:47

    We were made to worship and share the good news to people. Use your talents to build up his divine kingdom. If you can’t sing or dance, there is no reason that you should want to be famous for those things. It has to be God’s will for you to become famous. God gives us the talents he wants us to have,so don’t be upset that you do have the talents YOU wanted.

  22. Posted by on June 6, 2011 at 22:56

    I love this! Yes, it is so true! God gives us gifts for HIS glory! We are so much more fulfilled when we serve him instead of trying to pursue selfish ambition! I love love love it!

  23. Posted by on June 6, 2011 at 17:34

    THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!! My friend has an amazing talent in aacting and singing and wants to become famous one day. I have been trying to get a good way to describe to her to use her talents for God’s Will. I want her to grow in a relationship with Christ. Not just go through the motions of it being a religion, not a relationship.

  24. Posted by on June 6, 2011 at 16:29

    It’s so true that many people now get famous just because they have money, or their parents are famous! So many people have talent but not the looks, the money, or whatever else Hollywood thinks they need to get famous,so they never get recognized!

  25. Posted by on June 6, 2011 at 16:25

    i love this article!! i remember when i was younger i always wanted to be famous but over the years i have realized that the talent God has given me is working well with children, everyone always tells me i will be a really good mom. sadly tho my friend watches jersey shore should i confront her about this?

    • Posted by Nicole on June 6, 2011 at 16:49

      Yes you should Kayla- share this article with her, and tell her that by watching Jersey shore it’s not helping her at all, and that it’s just filling her mind with all their nonsense and crap. I’m so happy that you’ve realized your gift and talent to help young children, you are helping God so much!!

  26. Posted by on June 6, 2011 at 15:56

    I completely agree!!! I love to sing, but the problem is, is the fact that I have really bad stage fright ever since I had a panic attack while performing. I love to sing for Him. My family and I are in a band called “The Knights of Day” where my dad is the lead singer and guitar player. We sing at nursing homes and at church. I just hope that one day I can actually sleep the night before I perform and stop being so nervous even though I’ve done it so many times. Thank you for the article! :)

    • Posted by Nicole on June 6, 2011 at 16:51

      Jessica- this is so touching, it made my day! That is so wonderfully awesome that you and your family do this- will you please share this article with them too? Don’t you worry, your anxiety will go away eventually, just continue to pray to the Lord, that He may work his magic through you!

  27. Posted by on June 6, 2011 at 15:39

    Amen. God didn’t not give you singing, dancing, playing piano, ect. so you could dream about being able to do that stuff. He gave you YOUR special talent so YOU could use it for Him.