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Finding a good Christian example for young people to look up to into today’s society can be difficult. Thankfully, there are artists out there who remain committed to their relationship of Christ and are worthy of admiration. Tori Kelly is a perfect example of such a person.
Although Tori is an ultra-talented singer, she has been rejected by many labels throughout her singing career. Each of these experiences felt much like a slammed door in the face of her dreams. She made it pretty far on American Idol, but even on that show was cut and in essence endured another slammed door in her career.
Throughout her career, Tori was told by many so called experts that her personality wasn’t outgoing enough to make it in the music industry. She felt she had somehow been made flawed. This video published by Relevant Magazine, tells her whole story, in her own words. She wondered if she would ever achieve success if she was unwilling to change who she was at her core.
Thankfully, Tori eventually found success in the music industry, though it was only after she gave up trying to make herself “fit” the stereotypical pop singer and instead committed herself to follow Christ, whether or not she ever achieved success in the music industry. She sought out to live Philippians 3:8, which says, “What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage that I may gain Christ.” We can all learn from her example.