I was just a child when I met him, he seemed innocent enough
He told me things about myself, things that I was not.
Not pretty enough, not smart enough Oh, you’re much too slow.
Not good enough, not creative enough and your grades are way too low.
Who was I to challenge him with questions of his authority
I was full of innocence and he seemed full of superiority.
Mine was not to question only do as I was told
I was just a child, you see, I wasn’t very old.
So I believed his lies and kept on living them
Believing I was inadequate, building my own personal prison.
What should’ve been easy for me became way beyond my grasp
I couldn’t move forward; he kept reminding me of my past.
Year after year and link by link he encouraged this type of thinking
Chains grew round about me, long heavy chains, black as ink.
Chains that were bound around me, chains that held me back
Chains that bound my thinking, he knows just where to attack.
Low self-esteem was his forte’ his weapon of choice
To quiet my testimony, to silence my voice.
His lies were depressing, his lies instilled fear
His lies pushed away my destiny, out of God’s light and back into the rear.
Then one day I began to read God’s Word; words of life and liberty
Words of truth about myself; words that gave me serenity.
It said I was a child of God and he was my Father
That I was created in his image, in my case, as his daughter
I began to absorb more of God’s word but not just sit and read it
I applied it to every aspect of my life from the time I was a child, up to this very minute.
God’s word beamed an illuminating light on me, it exposed those lies
Lies that didn’t seem valid anymore, God had opened up my eyes.
So I finally got up the courage to inquire him of his name
He told me he was The King of Knots he was the one to blame.
The King of Knots, you see, is a cunning force
destroying a life one part at a time, of course
He’s sneaky and sly and he has no remorse.
His whole objective, for you and I, is to lessen the greatness of our God on High
To diminish our view of ourselves and our worth
to strengthen his reign while here on earth.
But God has a plan it’s already at work
To restore His great kingdom and bring it to earth.
Don’t let the King of Knots convince you you’re anything less
For you are of divine royalty, you’re a prince or princess.
For we were not created to cower in a corner
The God of Love fashioned us to wield his great strength and power.
I am just one example of a life transformed by love
My God has broken off the chains, no longer will I be pushed around or shoved.
I now have a renewed sense of confidence, oh please don’t get me wrong
It doesn’t come from inner tranquility it comes from The Lord God who makes us strong.
He’s created his dear children with beauty and value
To add something precious to the lives of people all around you.
We are to be the light of Christ to all those we encounter
Giving them this same message of hope, the eternal hope of the Father.
“So you should not be like cowering fearful slaves. You should behave instead like God’s very own children, adopted into his family – calling him “Father, dear Father.” For his Holy Spirit speaks to us deep in our hearts and tells us that we are God’s children.” (Romans 8:15–16) New Living Translation