Disney has done it again with another hit movie called “Frozen”. It’s about two sisters, one who has magical powers to create snow and ice (Elsa), and the other who is unaware of her sister’s secret (Anna). Out of fear of hurting her sister with her powers, Elsa secludes herself behind her closed bedroom door most of her life while neglecting the relationship with Anna. She has been taught to “conceal, don’t feel”….”be the good girl you know you have to be”…”don’t let them in, don’t let them see”. In the end of the movie, Elsa realizes the power of LOVE is greater than the power of FEAR and goodness wins in the end:)
The hit song “Let it Go” is taking off with young girls. My 4 year old Avery watches this clip below every day. I know the words and the motions. If you have no clue about this movie or this special song, please watch this 3 minute Disney masterpiece.
There’s something more behind the cool effects, pretty turquoise gown, and amazing snow castle. There’s truth. Truth to be told. Truth for us GROWN UP WOMEN to hear and get in our souls.
Don’t let them in, don’t let them see
Be the good girl you always have to be
Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let them know
Well, now they know
Let it go, let it go
Can’t hold it back anymore
Let it go, let it go
Turn away and slam the door
I don’t care
What they’re going to say
Let the storm rage on,
The cold never bothered me anyway
She’s letting go of the past. She’s letting go of her fears. She’s letting go of people’s opinions.
What is God telling you to let go of in your life?
CONTROL? Let go of control to run everything in your life. Let go of your efforts to control people. You can’t do it. You AREN’T in control. God is. Let HIM do his job. Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
THE RIGHT TO BE ‘RIGHT’? Let go of getting in that last word. Let go of the need to win the argument every time. Hand over your rights to be the one who is “right”. Proverbs 21:9 “Better to live on a corner of a roof than to share a home with a quarreling wife.”
THE IMAGE? Let go of this image you are trying to portray to the world. Elsa sings “Don’t let them in, don’t let them see. Be the good girl you always have to be.” Just stop it. Seriously. We all have junk. It’s really exhausting constantly trying to keep a smile on when you really need to open up and share your heart. People like real people. God uses real people. Be real. Galatians 1:10 “For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.”
THE PAST? Let go of your past. Your past regrets. The devil wants you to replay those bad choices over and over in your head. He wants you to believe you’ll never move on. It’s a lie. YOU WILL IN CHRIST. Pray and ask God to help you focus on him, not your past. Philippians 3:13-14 “No dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing. Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.”
PAIN, SHAME, AND GUILT? Let go of your pain, shame, and guilt. God will take it from you and replace it with love, joy, and peace. Jesus didn’t die for your sins so you could continue to live in guilt your entire life concerning them. He came to give you LIFE, to the fullest. John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
UNFORGIVENESS? Let go of unforgiveness. It harbors bitterness and eats away at you. Relationships cannot be rebuilt without forgiveness. Do it today. Ask for God’s help. Colossians 3:13 “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
STRIVING TO ARRIVE? Let go of never feeling like you are where you need to be. You may never “arrive” to where you envisioned. There will always be more work to do, more things to take care of, and more to improve. Find contentment in the journey. Life is THERE…in the process. It’s not up ahead, it’s where you are RIGHT NOW. Live in the moment and be content with your place in life NOW. Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
UNDERSTANDING? Let go of the need to understand the “Why?”. God doesn’t promise to explain why he does what he does. He promises to give you peace regardless if understanding ever comes. Philippians 4:7 “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus”.
What’s that cheesy saying Christians like? Let go and Let God?
Yes. LET IT GO. LET GOD HANDLE IT.