Justin Bieber poured his heart out on his recent Instagram post where he talked up about his faith in God, his family life, and how his past molded him to be a better person. He also shared a meaningful message about kindness to his fans.
The Canadian singer opened his post by sympathizing with people who have gone through hard times in life. People who have lost the will to live, who are depressed, struggling with problems in life, and going through disappointments one after the other. He’s been there and he knows exactly how it feels.
On his post, Bieber traveled down the memory lane and recalled the intense pressure put upon him during his career-high. The life of the then-13-year-old small-town boy drastically changed when millions of people started praising him and telling him how they love him and how great he is.
Bieber said his “whole world was flipped on its head” and the pressure that comes with stardom coupled with growing up in a broken family, eventually took its toll on his mental and physical health. Despite his success, he struggled with his relationships and his overall personal growth.
He “never learned the fundamentals of responsibility” because people did everything for him. His wealth meant he has access to anything he wanted, except “skills in the real world,” which he didn’t have when he turned 18. By 19, Bieber admitted to “doing pretty heavy drugs” and made wrong decisions in his relationships.
“I became resentful, disrespectful to women, and angry. I became distant to everyone who loved me and I was hiding behind a shell of a person that I had become,” the “I’m Sorry” singer wrote.
He made every bad decision he could make that turned him into the most loved artist to the “most ridiculed, judged and hated person in the world” when he turned 20.
However, Bieber made a turning point in his life when he discovered God and the rest followed. it took him years to correct his mistakes and fix relationships.
Slowly, he steered his life towards a better path, one that’s surrounded with love and guidance from God and from those who encourage him to be a better person including his wife Hailey Baldwin. Bieber especially takes marriage as a learning experience about “patience, trust, commitment, kindness, humility” and all the other things needed to be a good man.
Above all else, he puts his faith and gratitude to God for helping him through his struggles and reminded his fans to do the same, to “keep fighting” even when the odds are against them because Jesus loves them. Bieber closed his candid post with a challenge: “Be kind today, be bold today and love people today not by your standards but by God’s perfect unfailing love.”