Tuesday, January 19, 2010

You Don't Define Me

"Who are you to tell me
That I'm less than what I should be?
Who are you? Who are you?
I don't need to listen
To the list of things I should do
I won't try, I won't try....

You don't define me."
-Barlowe Girl 

This song was written to a mirror... about trying to fit in to what society says we should look like, but the song also applies to us when others try to tell us what we should be and how we should act.  Unfortunately sometimes we Christians try to make others into our own image of what we think others should be.  God made each of us and gifted each of us how He wanted to.  Who are we to tell someone that they need to be different from what they are?   Oh that we would give each other the grace and freedom that God gives us!

1 comment:

Maureen said...

That is one of my favorite songs....but I love your take on it. I had never thought of it in the sense of giving others the grace to 'be themselves' and not who I think they should be.

....thanks for the reminder Jean!