idol-logoSo, have you heard of American Idol? If not, I would quickly ask if you lived under a rock, or a deserted island for the past eight years, or….Ok, you get my drift.

I’ve been known to watch the show but not religiously like some. I can’t stand the auditions phase. I feel so horrible for those who can’t sing worth a lick. I mean, I can’t hold a tune to save my soul, so I would never ever try out. But what makes those who sing just as horribly as I do try out?

Peer pressure?



Only the good Lord knows what’s goin’ on in their heads. But hey, I give them props for trying something they feel passionate about, right?

What’s my point to all this? Well, Idols, naturally. We all may have grown up with them, right? Maybe famous athletes, singers, etc…

Idols, or heroes as some call them, are those people we look up to, desire to emulate, right? So often we are let down or disappointed by them, are we not?

You know why, don’t you?

Go on, give it a guess…..

I’ll wait.





Well, I have my theory…

Wanna hear it?





Because they are HUMAN.

Flawed, just like us.


So, why do we keep looking for more and more idols to emulate, only to be disappointed time after time?

Is there anyone out there who won’t disppoint us?


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11 Responses to WHO’S YOUR IDOL?

  1. Sarah says:

    When I was younger, I wanted to be Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables. She never failed me, but she was a book and mini-series character.

    I think I also looked up to Michael Jackson (cringe). That was back before all the wierdness took over.

    I guess that’s why we’re supposed to “put no other idols before God”. Celebrities will let us down, but He never will.

  2. Kat says:

    This is great Lynn. I have a post going up today that talks about a somewhat similar topic.

    I always had trouble giving someone the title of “idol” in my life. There were people I really liked, people I wanted to meet — all of the guys from Duran Duran *blushes* come to mind — but I never really idolized them. I never wanted to be them.

  3. Tracy says:

    For me, while I was growing up, I always wanted to be Laura Ingalls – though now, I’d never want to give up my creature comforts! This post fits nicely with Character Counts post. Blessings!

  4. Janelle says:

    Lynn, I have many idols – wish I could say that they came just in the form of a person…

  5. Lynn Rush says:

    Sarah—I can relate to the CRINGE on the Michael Jackson. I was SOOO in love with him. You’re right, God is the only one who won’t let us down.
    Kat—Oh, I’ll come over later to see your post. You know what? I had an idol once who wasn’t a person. It was speed skating. I wanted to go pro. I was consumed by it (training, thinking about it, etc). That took an idol’s form for me…..so it’s not always a person, that’s for sure.
    Tracy—You’re right. You have a great post on your blog today. Fits nicely together.
    Janelle—So, yours are not in the form of a person….the dot dot dot has me intrigued…… 🙂

  6. JC Lamont says:

    J.R.R. Tolkien (as a fantasy writer) and C.S. Lewis (as an apologetics writer).

  7. JC Lamont says:

    Um, why in the world is my pic of a little green alien. Um, I’m a creationist — no aliens planted a life-seed that sprouted me.

  8. Lynn Rush says:

    JC, you crack me up. You need to pull your Avatar through so your pic shows up. See Kat’s? Otherwise, you’re randomly assigned crazy pictures…. LOL.

  9. JC Lamont says:

    but how do I pull my avatar through — my life-seed planted telekenetic powers aren’t working at the moment

  10. gzusfreek says:

    Great post, Lynn. The comment section is turning out to be just as fun as the post! LOL I wanted to be Lita Ford – Joan Jett. . .but I always wanted to be my version of them. . . a bigger, better version – mmmmm Yeah, I had some pride issues back then- O and some idols that were not in the form of a person. . .;)
    I thnk I missed the fun, but thanks for the post!

  11. gzusfreek says:

    I love miy little Avatar. I get the same one everytime – now how do they know it’s me?

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