Tuesday, March 2, 2010

According to Who?

I don't normally draw parallels from pop music, but today on the way home while listening to a non-christian radio station (I know, I'm a heathen - so sue me) a song came on. Now, I've heard it before, i especially LOVE the guitar part, so that's normally why I listen to it, but today I actually listened to the words. Now, in the song, I am sure the girl who sings it is talking about boy a and boy b and love and yadda yadda, but as I listened to the words, it hit me, this kinda describes my relationship with the world (santan) vs. God. The world views me one way and that way leads to me believing HORRIBLE lies, but God, God doesn't see that, nope, the way he sees me is completely different. So here are some of the lyrics...

The song: "According to You" by Orianthi (what a name huh?)

According to you
Im stupid
Im useless
I cant do anything right
According to you
Im difficult
hard to please
forever changing my mind
Im a mess in a dress
cant show up on time
even if it would save my life
According to you, according to you

Now seriously, how many of us don't think the world looks us at this way? And of course satan is great I using these words as lies....I know I often feel stupid, useless....difficult...ect.

Oh, but there's more:

But according to him
Im beautiful
he cant get me out of his head
According to him
Im funny
everything he ever wanted
Everything is opposite ...

Um Hello, God see's us like this. He thinks we are beautiful, stretch marks, beer bellies, pimples and all. God's love is unconditional. And I am quite sure He finds us incredible, irresistable...ect.

And I think my favorite part:

I need to feel appreciated
like Im not hated. oh no
Why cant you see me through his eyes?

Oh yah, take that SATAN! The last line though (to me) should read...Why can't Isee me through His eyes?

Why when I look in the mirror do I not see myself through God's eyes. To Him, I am everything and more, beautiful and special, perfect in every way. But when I look in the mirror, I see fat, ugly, insecure, stupid, useless (not all the time..).

If only we could see ourselves through His eyes and know that according to HIM we are beautiful, incredible, irresistible, ect. Oh the difference it would make to all of us!

Wow, I don't think I will listen to that song the same way now. Maybe I am making this up, but I think the words can be seen in the way I just stated.

So let me ask you: According to who? Who do you see yourself though, Him or the world???


Marla Taviano said...

This is awesome, Denise. I'm totally printing it out and using it this weekend!!

Ali said...

You are dead-on, my friend.

Beautifully written.

And yes, thank you (and Parker) for making the trip to Dublin for some play time. It is SO good for Henry to practice sharing. As you can see, he's got a lot to learn.

Renee said...

What a fabulous song! I'm going to have to find it and listen to it. Those are some great lyrics. Thanks for highlighting it.

Carrie said...

This is a great post, Denise - thanks for sharing it!!!