Sadie Robertson knows a thing or two about fame, as her family shot to stardom on A&E’s “Duck Dynasty,” with the show giving Robertson a massive following of loyal fans who have coalesced around her to hear what she has to say about faith and life.
Continuing in that vein, the inspirational star released a new book this week titled, “Live Fearless: A Call to Power, Passion, and Purpose” — a project that she said is “all about walking into a life of living fearless.”
And it’s an intriguing subject for Robertson, as she is no stranger to fear and anxiety, telling Faithwire during a Facebook Live interview this week that she once struggled with the fame and attention that “Duck Dynasty” ushered in.
But then God sent her a message that changed everything. Watch Robertson discuss her moment of awakening below:
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Posted by Faithwire on Tuesday, February 6, 2018
“A lot of people struggle with anxiety and fear,” she said. “I was in it for three years. It’s hard and it doesn’t really seem to make sense.”
Robertson, who shared that she was once petrified of fame, revealed her process of navigating and overcoming that fear, while also offering a candid and honest assessment of how she believes God wanted her to respond to it.
“I never pictured myself to be a famous person … it was one thing when my whole family was in it together,” she said, noting that some of the attention she started receiving on “Dancing With the Stars” and other solo projects made her nervous. “[I thought], ‘I don’t like this, this is really weird.’ It just scared me.”
Robertson said that she was particularly worried about the high number of young female celebrities who went down a dark path, as she feared that she, too, could somehow eventually unravel.
“It just … seemed to always go wrong,” she said. “I [didn’t] want that to happen to me.”
Somehow, the fear that overtook her made her less confident — until she found herself on her knees praying one day. While crying out to God, she asked why he had called her to fame; the response she received was incredible.
“[It was] one of the first times I ever heard the Lord speaking to my heart, specifically,” Robertson said. “[He said], ‘I never called you to be famous, but I’m calling you to be a sister and a friend to those who don’t have a sister or a friend, and when people come to your profile they better see me and not you.'”
That affirmation was convicting and it offered Robertson some solace. Today, she said that she has a “peace that surpasses all understanding” and said that she plans to never abandon truth.
“I’m never going to back down, nor get intimidated to speak truth when I know what changed my life,” she said. “It’s not that things aren’t scary; it’s that our God is better.”