On Tuesday, Lolo Jones became the first celebrity eliminated from Season 19 of Dancing With the Stars. In the introduction piece on the show Lolo explained the reason why she was doing the show was to actually have a chance to have a slow dance she was denied at her prom. It may be she as never had a chance to dance with anyone ever.
And it hurts, she says, in a Facebook post.
My prayer tonight is for God to soften me and my heart. When you go so times rejected in public you put walls up. When I was dancing last night and messed up I had flashbacks of the three Olympics and that people constantly tease me about. I thought oh no here it comes again. People are going to ridicule me. I’m so tired of feeling embarrassed.
I joined the other competitors upstairs and I couldn’t force a smile on my face. I felt like vomiting and in between the other dances I went in a back room and fought back tears. I felt so broken. So unlovable. Embarssed.
My brief time on #DWTS was a lasting lesson. I really wanted to stay on the show and have the layers of hurt wash away by showing the public how hard I work. I wanted to come away a victor for once. I wanted to do so good performing in public that the haters would stop teasing me.
But that is my way of thinking. Not Gods. Instead I need to trust God that he would heal my heart. That I would not work so hard for the world to validate and redeem me but know that God already conquered that for me on the cross.
My time was brief but the lesson is lasting. Thank you everyone who wrote me kind messages. You were helping me not fall into darkness.
Love ya guys (see I’m getting softer )
My prayer for tonight
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
This was the dance that went tragically wrong for her.
Maybe she will be better by the end of the season when all the stars come back for dances.
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Lolo Jones Prays For The Lord To Soften Her Heart In Open Letter was originally published on elev8.com