Sunday, May 16, 2010
Free to be me?
I just wanted to post a little thought that crossed my mind Friday while listening to the christian music station here in the house; I suppose to say "I had a little thought that crossed my mind" would underestimate the trail of thoughts and frusterations this idea actually proposed. Francesca Battistelli's song 'Free To Be Me' began to play and the lyrics made me cringe. I do hope I'm not stepping on anyones toes by putting down her number one hit that has a catchy tune. The lyrics "when I'm on your shoulders I can see, I'm free to be me and you're free to be you..." Hm. Are we? From what I read in scripture, and please don't take me to be a religious, judgemental stuck up, because in all honesty I don't read nearly what I should in His word, it says clearly we are to lose our life to gain HIS life. We must die to flesh so that His spirit can live in us. Also, when I think about Christ's life when He walked the earth I'm not sure I saw Him living in a way that said "Hey guys, i'm free to be me...and you're free to be you..." Is that the vibe you pick up? Our purpose is not to 'live it up' while we're here. Exact opposite, 'Give it up.' Give it up to Him and no dear friend, we are not free to be us, I will not go on to tell you what the Bible says about us. :) We are, though, free to live for Him and in that walk become like Him. In order to be like someone else, we obviously can't be waisting our time 'being us.' :)
With that thought, I'm sure I have no need to tell you how I feel about the 'low self-esteem' topic and the 'tell everyone how good they are and how God loves them just how they are.' :) Seriously, it's time to move from the milk to the meat. You are no good, only Christ in you is good. If you have low self-esteem, count it as joy, you will have less flesh to prune. Christ does love you and wants you to come to Him where you are--but only to walk you away from where you are and to where He is. He does this because of that great love He has for you. He loves you too much to leave u where u are and waist time building your confidence...in yourself. No, that's not God's way. In closing, it's not about us. Only Him. Goodbye to the idea of 'Free to be me', thank goodness.