Jesus is the Good Shepherd—He lays down His life for the sheep. And as His child, through faith in Him, He owns you, too. Paul makes this point even more salient: “You are not your own, for you were bought with a price” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
You belong to Jesus, you are his property. Everything will make more sense when you submit to his ownership in your life.
“I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep” (John 10:14-15).