This isn't about behaving badly or being rebellious, this is about being a young woman pursuing Jesus but rather than relying on her own efforts at perfection, of string to 'get it all right' she is able to rest and rely on the perfection of her Saviour, to know that she can come down from high standards, her drivenness and know that what He did was enough.
Is all about knowing the grace of God.
it's about resting in the love and goodness of God rather than trying to be the 'good girl' in the negative sense of the word. It's the freedom to be imperfect and rely on your identity in Christ not your own efforts at righteousness.
It's about removing the high expectations we can put on ourselves and being free to follow Jesus in peace and security. Ultimately it's about knowing you are a daughter who's Father delights in her utterly.
A 'good girl gone bad' is someone who's had this revelation and is able to enjoy the freedom that comes from living loved. This love should then propel us into a life of worship, the only response appropriate for the grace poured out to us.
Romans 12:3 (MSG) puts it nicely,
'The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us, not by what we are and what we do for him.'
Profile of a 'good girl': Her life is filled with 'should's , 'ought to's and 'must's. She lives with standards hovering above her head and the weight of burdens on her shoulders. She is earnest in her pursuit of God but finds her walk with Him clouded with confusion, striving and anxiety, asking habitually 'am i doing ok, Lord?' Her desire is to please Him and her performance is
however is swings from Guilt to pride are her friends depending on whether she feels that she's either failing or nailing life. She's an achiever, a box-ticker and her ducks are very much in a row.
Good girl gone bad is about