According to Him…

Several months ago I heard a song on the radio that just stuck (or maybe I mean struck). Like a fist punched me in the stomach and just stayed there. I’ve heard the song many times since and it always has the same effect on me. It always brings to my mind the battle going on inside me (my mind). There’s a voice in my head telling me one thing but there’s also a presence (it’s more than just a voice) in my heart telling me the opposite.

 I know that Orianthi is singing about two guys in her life and how they view her. I’m sure there are some very deep meanings hidden between the lines (like why would you even consider staying with a guy and wasting time on someone who thinks you’re stupid and useless?) but the thing that strikes me EVERY TIME I hear the song is “According to you = my enemy” and “According to Him = Him with a capital H, my Savior.”

 Read the words of the song and see if you see what I see.

 According To You

I’m stupid
I’m useless
I can’t do anything right

According to you
I’m difficult
Hard to please
Forever changing my mind
I’m a mess in a dress
Can’t show up on time
Even if it would save my life
According to you
According to you

But according to him
I’m beautiful, incredible
He can’t get me out of his head
According to him
I’m funny,irresistible
Everything he ever wanted
Everything is opposite
I don’t feel like stopping it
So baby tell me what I got to lose
He’s into me for everything I’m not
According to you

According to you
I’m boring
I’m moody
You can’t take me any place

According to you
I suck at telling jokes cause I always give it away
I’m the girl with the worst attention span
You’re the boy who puts up with it
According to you
According to you

But according to him
I’m beautiful,incredible
He can’t get me out of his head

According to him
I’m funny, irresistible
Everything he ever wanted
Everything is opposite
I don’t feel like stopping it
So baby tell me what I got to lose
He’s into me for everything I’m not
According to you

I need to feel appreciated
like I’m not hated
Oh, no
Why can’t you see me through his eyes?
It’s too bad you’re making me dizz-ay

According to me
you’re stupid
you’re useless
you can’t do anything right

But according to him
I’m beautiful, incredible
He can’t get me out of his head

According to him
I’m funny, irresistible
Everything he ever wanted
Everything is opposite
I don’t feel like stopping it
Baby tell me what I got to lose
He’s into me for everything I’m not
According to you [you, you]
According to you [you, you]

According to you
I’m stupid
I’m useless
I can’t do anything right

Okay, other than the part where she turns the bad guy’s words back on him and calls him “baby”, do you see it? Do you ever hear those words in your own head?

Over the last several days I’ve advised people not to buy in to the lies of our enemy. Not to make agreements with him by believing the things he accuses them of being. I challenged them to find scripture to back up the accusations and suggested that they would in fact find the opposite. I know they will find TRUTH. They will find that they are LOVED, WONDERFULLY MADE, CHERISHED, WANTED, FOUGHT FOR and ultimately DIED FOR!

Now it’s time for me to confess my hypocrisy. It’s a heck of a lot easier to tell someone the truth you want them to believe than to make yourself believe it. Satan beats me up with these same lies on a regular basis. I listen to them WAY more than I should. I know they’re not true, but they injure me nonetheless. It has to stop! Time’s a wastin’ (as the saying goes). God has a job for me to do, for us to do, and the distraction of those lies keeps us from giving it our all.

 So, who’s in? Who’s ready to kick some enemy tail and boldly say, “We’re not listening to your lies anymore. You don’t want me, you don’t need me, and you can’t have me! I belong to Him and He appreciates me like no other!”

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One response to “According to Him…

  1. Thank you for this post. I immediately felt more uplifted by the message when reading the song and in my mind capitalizing the word “him” into “Him” for God. Your writing is excellent!

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