You Don't Own Me.
So who does? You might be surprised at the answer.
I Cor. 6:19-20 "Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of human beings."
I think we like to think that we are our own person, that we can do as we will to make ourselves happy. But this is not God's will. We were designed to be His, to give Him glory and praise. We can do that, but not on our own! Our own spirits only want to make ourselves happy, not praise God. So we can only glorify Him through the power of the Holy Spirit within us.
This song talks to the rest of the world, most especially those who fire insults at Christians. We get a lot of that these days. But it is a reminder that those in the world can do no damage to us. God owns all of us, and controls our future. If we submit to Him, it will be to our benefit. I love these lyrics:
"Go ahead, put a target on my forehead
You can fire, but you got no bullets."
There is nothing that the world can fire at us that can affect our eternity. They're firing blanks. It might give us a scare, but does nothing to damage us eternally.
I, for one, am glad once again that I'm not in control. Lord knows how much more power God has in the fight.
"It's hard to breathe when you that know you're not alive.
Hard to live, hard live, when you know you're dead inside."
How are those for some attention-grabbing lyrics? I have set a goal for myself to write a novel that starts as intensely as that song.
It makes you pay attention and ask yourself questions:
"How can it be possible to breathe when you're not alive?"
"What do they mean, dead inside?"
And that's when you take a look at the spiritual side of it. There's an old saying, "Born once, die twice; or born twice, die once." In other words, you must be born again to escape the death that is brought onto all mankind by sin.
Not everyone is aware of this. People are walking around without their second re-born life, not aware that a second death could get to them first. They can't breathe easily because they don't know.
On the other hand, it's much easier to live this life, when you know you will be moving into a life of peace and ease when these troubles are gone.