Justin Bieber says he’s now driven by ‘truth and love’ after teen struggles

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He rose to fame at the age of 13 and became an instant pop star.

But Justin Bieber is now opening up about the struggles he faced with “insecurities and frustrations” as a teenager.

In a lengthy Instagram story posted on Sunday night, the 26-year-old singer said that after coming from a modest upbringing, he struggled to keep his childhood values.

Opening: Justin Bieber now opens up about the struggles he faced with ‘insecurities and frustrations’ during his teenage years

“I’m from a small town in Stratford, Ontario, Canada,” the Sorry hitmaker wrote. “I didn’t have material things and I was never motivated by money or fame, I just liked music.

“But as I became a teenager, I let my insecurities and frustrations dictate what I valued,” he said of the young fame and success he achieved as a young teenager.

At the height of his success, Justin had many public experiences that sparked an uproar, including being forced to leave a monkey in Germany after not having the necessary permissions to bring the animal back to the United States.

In January 2014, Bieber was arrested for drunk driving and drag racing.

Humble Beginnings: “I'm from a small town in Stratford, Ontario, Canada,” the Sorry hitmaker wrote.  `` I had no material things and was never motivated by money or fame, I just loved music ''

Humble Beginnings: “I’m from a small town in Stratford, Ontario, Canada,” the Sorry hitmaker wrote. “I had no material things and I was never motivated by money or fame, I just liked music”

Young success: He rose to fame at the age of 13 and became an instant pop star (pictured in 2009)

Young success: He rose to fame at the age of 13 and became an instant pop star (pictured in 2009)

“My values ​​slowly started to change,” he said. “I let the ego and the power take over and my relationships suffered.

Adding that now he really desires “healthy relationships”, and now wants “to be motivated by truth and love”.

“I want to be aware of my blind spots and learn from them,” he added. “I want to be aware of my blind spots and learn from them.

“I want to follow the plans that God had for me and not try to do it on my own,” he wrote. “I want to let go of my selfish desires on a daily basis so that I can be a good husband and a future father.

Mirror selfie: He shared a mirror selfie later on Sunday night

Mirror selfie: He shared a mirror selfie later on Sunday night

Faithful: Justin and his wife Hailey celebrated their love and devotion to God by being baptized together on trips to Idaho last month

Faithful: Justin and his wife Hailey celebrated their love and devotion to God by being baptized together on trips to Idaho last month

Unforgettable: The pop superstar took to Instagram to share intimate photos of their spiritual experience, calling it 'one of the most special moments' of her life

Unforgettable: The pop superstar took to Instagram to share intimate photos of their spiritual experience, calling it “one of the most special moments” of her life

“I am grateful that I can walk with Jesus as he shows the way,” he finished.

In recent years, Justin has been more open in his faith and last month shared photos from his baptism with his wife Hailey.

They were baptized by Pastor Judah Smith, who joined them on a boat to perform the ceremony in a lake.

“The moment @haileybieber, my wife and I got baptized together!” the devout Christian wrote to his 143 million Instagram followers at the time. ‘It was one of the [the] the most special moments of my life. Publicly confess our love and trust in Jesus with our friends and family.

Blessed: Justin and Hailey's baptism was performed with the help of Pastor Judah Smith

Blessed: Justin and Hailey’s baptism was performed with the help of Pastor Judah Smith

Justin and Hailey decided to bathe in the glory of God. The couple put on their swimsuits for the religious rite, which was performed by Pastor Smith.

Smith put his hand on Bieber’s back to bless him before holding the couple’s hand and praying to Christ.

Then the man of God let Hailey and Justin float and immerse themselves in the healing waters.

United in Prayer: Smith put his hand on Bieber's back to bless him before holding the couple's hand and praying to Christ

United in prayer: Smith put his hand on Bieber’s back to bless him before holding the couple’s hand and praying to Christ

Justin was grateful to be able to live the experience with his family and friends.

E! Host Jason Kennedy appeared to reveal he was there, commenting, “One of the best times of my life doing this with you. “

One of Justin’s other spiritual mentors, Pastor Carl Lentz, also commented, telling the Biebs, “Amazing. I love you.’

Justin’s baptism in Idaho with Hailey was very different from a previous blessing Carl had given him and later recounted to GQ.

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