It’s amazing how God works. I was going through some old songs last week and heard the song Somebody Wishes They Were You by Adelitas Way. I instantly thought how could I forget this song, it is a great song. I need to find a way to put it in a post. Then wouldn’t you know it, this appeared in my inbox Monday.
So You Want to Be Someone Different?
“You shall have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3).
Let’s do something different. Let’s have you pretend you are someone different, someone completely different than whom I have made. You can decide your appearance, your personality, your strengths. You can decide your quirks, your special hidden talents. You can decide what makes you unique, valued, worthy. You can decide what it means to be a woman I am delighted to look on and call precious, adored, daughter.
Do you see her? Do you hear her? Can you grasp the picture you’ve created, this imaginary girl concocted in your head?
Is she all you want her to be? Don’t leave anything out. Write her out. Imagine her. Is she so different from you? Is she like you or the opposite of everything I’ve made you to be?
How is her worth measured? How did you decide to write her eyes the way you did, or make her laugh like that, or have her get things done so quickly, so efficiently, so perfectly? Who is this girl-woman you’ve created whom you worship and think I love more than I could ever, possibly, love you?
Why do you worship this pretend self you wish existed rather than Me?
She needs to be destroyed now, you know. She needs to be thrown into the fire, where all lies need to be sent to be destroyed, for good. This imaginary girl you’ve created in your head is not the daughter I have crafted with my two hands. She is not the woman I have born with my breath and designed, in all your wondrous and perfect beauty, to be.
Throw down this lie you chase that makes you strive towards imaginary perfection. You will not receive my joy, my peace, my life in you that sustains if you continue to chase what is not meant for you to attain. Who are you to decide what it means to be desired, perfected, worthy? Who are you to shun what I’ve made and desire something different?
Let me show you this daughter of mine. Let Me show you the beauty of her, the joy she brings Me, the strength in her to love just the way I’ve made her to love, to work with the passions I’ve given her to use. She is mighty when she knows who and whose she is and abandons all idols that bring distraction to this life I’ve given her, distractions that bring death to her heart.
For I bring life, my daughter. I bring you life. And this life I bring you is in you. I am in you. You are my delight and the one I sing over and never, ever want to leave.
Somebody Wishes They Were You by Adelitas Way –
Be Like That by 3 Doors Down –
Someone Worth Dying For by Mikes Chair –
You Have Searched Me by Citizens & Saints –
Never Surrender by Skillet –
Invisible by Disciple –
Remind Me Who I Am by Jason Gray –
Scars To Beautiful by Alessia Cara –
Girl Crush by Little Big Town –
Wishing You Were Someone Else by Georgia Faye Steele –
Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself) by Ne-Yo –