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It’s easy to see why many celebrities in Hollywood quickly fall into the dangerous traps of the secular world. Hollywood is not a fan of religion, particularly Christianity, so many stars find their identity in worldly materials, possessions and people. There are a few celebrities, however, that have chosen to take the path less traveled. They have decided to keep their identity firmly in Christ, despite the spotlight and fame they have acquired.

Christian Athlete Tim Tebow is known for being a lover of Christ, and shares it regularly with his large audience. In his book “Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms”, Tebow writes out how no matter how successful he becomes in sports, that his real identify is with the Lord.

“Regardless of how your life will impact others and what that will look like, I just know that when your identity is grounded in God, when you trust in Him, you become part of a bigger picture. And you begin to live out this wonderful poem He has written for your life. This is the truth when life is smooth sailing, and this is the truth when storms come.”

Tebow’s fiance, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, has also been vocal about her Christian roots. The Miss Universe 2017 winner spoke to The Christian Post and said, “I grew up in a Christian home; I grew up with a Christian family and for me, finding my identity has always been in Christ. Things don’t always go the way that you plan it out to be, but you know that He has a plan for your life.”

“Miss Universe was amazing. And it’s a year that I will treasure forever. But I’m not defined by that. I’m not defined by a title!” she stressed. “It gave me a platform to be able to do and stand and speak up about the things that I am passionate about and that I have a heart for. I feel like what we do with the platform that we get is what defines us way more than the platform.”

Kristoffer Polaha, who stars in the upcoming movie “Run the Race”, also spoke with The Christian Post about finding your identify in such a secular world. He encouraged those that struggle to find themselves to ask the question “whose am I” and then “find your identity in Christ.”

“I think with Instagram and Twitter and Facebook and this cultivated life where you get to basically say, ‘Hey, look how amazing my life is,’ and then [you] feel like you’re not pretty enough, or smart enough, or handsome enough, or skinny enough,” Polaha said. “If you put your identity in these things that fade so quickly, that tends to cause a lot of pain and ultimately a lot of hurt.”

Chris Pratt has grown to be one of the biggest celebrities in Hollywood, but that doesn’t stop him from celebrating his religion. Pratt has been known to speak out about Christ; for example sharing “I love God, that’s my thing I love Him! And you should too!” at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards. Pratt didn’t have faith his entire life, and actually was led to Jesus when he was 20 years old. A man invited Pratt to church, and the rest was history.

“At that moment I was like, I think I have to go with this guy. He took me to church. Over the next few days I surprised my friends by declaring that I was going to change my life,” Pratt recalls.

Being a Christian in Hollywood isn’t easy, but these celebrities prove that it can be done.

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