(I'm starting a ten post series. In each post, I'll select one Christian song that I love, and give my spiritual feedback and opinions about it. Here's song number 1!)
Dear X (You Don't Own Me) by Disciple
Go ahead, You're never gonna take me, You can bend, But you're never gonna break me, I was yours, But I'm not yours anymore, Oh, you don't own me
Go ahead, Put a target on my forehead, You can fire, But you've got no bullet, I was yours, But I'm not yours anymore, Oh, you don't own me
Can the chorus be any more blatantly honest? Truth resounds in my ears when I listen to this song. It's saying, "Sin may be in our lives, but it doesn't own us. Our citizenship is not in this world, so nothing here can damage us." How comforting is this? Struggles and addictions may still be in my life; they can bend me, but because of Jesus, I will not be broken.
"You tempted me to look back, but everything we had together was a lie." How amazing! How great is this! For me, this is a wonderful statement. This song came to me today through a horrible time. A fierce and ugly sin has tormented me for years now, and I dismissed and ignored it for a long long time. However, it has reared its ugly head and thrashed back into my life recently. This line is truth. My past, my struggle, my sins will tempt me back. I know now that as long as I'm alive, my sinful nature won't give up. But I don't have to go back to it. Everything that sin and temptation promised was a lie. The glories, treasures, and pleasures promised by sin are an empty and hollow lie. Why should I listen to them?
I earnestly pray that anyone who struggles with something will take this song and apply to their lives. Every word of this song speaks truth. Jesus said He has overcome this world. Take heart, then! Be glad and know that with Him, there is no struggle, addiction, or burden that is unbreakable or too small or the Creator of the universe.