"Insecure" + Being a Christian While Working in the Secular Industry

I love the HBO series, Insecure. And I also think that Issa Rae is brilliant and I have been a fan of hers since her web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.

Insecure is most definitely not a Christian TV show but it examines modern-day relationships and conveys relatable scenarios. For those of you who do not watch Insecure, the show is about Issa Dee (played by Issa Rae), a mid twenty-year-old black woman who is trying to navigate life by figuring out what she wants both career-wise and love-wise. Sounds like most of today's millennials.

My favorite character is Issa's best friend, Molly, who wants love but is searching for it in all the wrong places. Molly is played by Yvonne Orji, who is a Christian and someone I can personally relate to. And for this reason, I am always rooting for Molly.

Seeing Christians working in the secular industry is so refreshing because it is necessary. The secular industry should never be exclusive to those who are not serious Christians, and by serious Christians I mean people who have a personal relationship with God.

Yvonne has made it clear that she has a personal relationship with God and although her character, Molly, is all-together messy, it is an all-important depiction of what many single African American women deal with on a day-to-day basis. Now, I do not know many women who are messing around with a married man who "claims" to be in a open marriage, but there may be a someone out there who can relate. Not I.

But Molly is so much more than her relationship mishaps. She is career driven and very successful. And perhaps this may be why Insecure viewers, such as myself, have a gripe about her settling for, as the YouTuber, Jouelzy would put it, a light-skin house cata married, light-skin house cat to be exact.

In all seriousness, Yvonne is great at what she does: acting and comedy. She is able to get into her character, Molly, convince us that Molly is in need of counseling (as most of us are in need of it, too) while still gracefully staying true to Yvonne off camera. Yvonne says, "Molly is who I would have been." And I think it is so important that although Yvonne and Molly are polar opposites, Yvonne is able to enact who she would have been had she not found Christ and who many women find themselves being in real life. Women can learn from both Yvonne and Mollywhat to do and what not to do.

I commend Yvonne for being so vocal and outspoken about her faith. And I believe this is why more Christians need to work within the secular industry. It is needed. God's people are needed everywhere, carrying out His work in every capacity.

But I am really looking forward to seeing how this season of Insecure ends and I pray Molly makes better decisions. (C'mon, Molly!)