Saturday, June 11, 2011

who says

I have a confession to make.  I might—maybe—a little bit—like Selena Gomez’s new single “Who Says.”   In fact, I might like a lot of Disney stars’ songs, but that’s another post.

When I was driving to work the other day, I got the chance to hear Selena talking about her new song on the radio.  She said as soon as she heard it she knew it was something her fans needed.

For those of you who haven’t heard the song, I’ve linked it below.  But here are a few of the lyrics from the chorus:

Who says
Who says you’re not perfect
Who says you’re not worth it
Who says you’re the only one that’s hurting
Trust me
That’s the price of beauty
Who says you’re not pretty
Who says you’re not beautiful
Who says

In the interview, she specifically referenced the pressure she felt from social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to be “pretty” or “good” enough.  I don’t know about you, but I think Selena Gomez is gorgeous {gotta love that hair}!  It’s hard for me to imagine someone like her feeling insecure. 

But when I hear this song, it does cause me to question, “Who says?” 

Who says I’m not pretty?  Who says I weigh too much?  Who says?

And when I really think about it… I don’t know.  Not my friends.  Not my family.  And certainly not my God.  Not anyone who means anything to me.   So who says?

The Devil always seems to know exactly how to attack.  He knows exactly what bothers me most, how to get to me best.  He can whisper the perfect lies to keep my mind off of God and His plan for my life.  It never fails that when I start to gain some confidence, he throws another curve ball my way.

The Devil says.  And he lies.

Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.

~1 Peter 5:8

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