Christian celebrities are often held to a certain standard among the mainstream and Christian media. As access to their lives has become more prevalent and available, their lives are scrutinized more and more. Unfortunately, there comes a time when some of them do not live up to the standards in which they say they live their lives.
Well, what happens when Christians get into that spotlight and find that their lives are not matching up to the truths they hold in their hearts?
Recently, Kylie Bisutti quit her job as a Victoria’s Secret Angel and runway model after a modeling career with the company since 2009. Bisutti was launched into the world of Victoria’s Secret modeling at the age of 19 after winning the Victoria’s Secret Model Search competition.
Her recent departure from the company was due to a conversation she had with her young cousin that reportedly “changed her way of thinking.” She told Good Morning America, “‘I was doing my makeup in the mirror one day and she was watching me. I was like ‘What’s going on?’ and she just looked at me and [said] ‘I think I want to stop eating so I can look like you.’”
According to WBTV, she will continue to model for other companies – although, she will maintain modest dress in her shoots. She hopes this new direction in her modeling career will help her be a positive, Christian role model for young girls and help her live out her faith in the work place.
Faith Driven Consumer encourages Bisutti in her efforts to pursue the Lord in her career and encourages other Christian celebrities to live out their faith in the workplace as well. We need positive role models for children and teenagers.
As Faith Driven Consumers, we can all do our part to show others the love and grace of the Lord in the workplace. This could mean pursuing jobs that do not conflict with your faith, doing research on where your company gives money, and ministering to those you work with.
Let’s all work to be good stewards in our careers–whether you are a stay-at-home mom, a contractor, a business person, a student, etc. We are exhorted in Colossians 3:23-24, Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.
Are you willing to quit your job to make sure your lifestyle aligns with your faith like Bisutti? As Faith Driven Consumes, now is the time to consider how our faith impacts our daily decisions.