“Let it go, let it go!!!”
These words ring out in my house on a daily basis, from the mouths of my babes or the television speakers. The ladies of the house are hooked on Disney’s latest hit, “Frozen,” self included. What’s not to love about a musical that features a dysfunctional family?! Combine that with the deceptively charming villain, a simple yet wise talking snowman, a reindeer that reminds us all of our favorite pet & the love interest who struggles to communicate his feelings, (something most ladies can relate to), and you’ve got yourself a hit! Not to mention the wildly successful single from the movie soundtrack…seriously, these Disney people are on to something.
Around the 27th time of viewing this movie, something Queen Elsa belted out caught my attention:
It’s funny how some distance
Makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me
Can’t get to me at all
It’s time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me
It was one of those “aha” moments…like, how have I heard this song a bazillion times and not picked up on the depth of this verse?!
How many of you feel stuck? Who can say that your current circumstances have you feeling confined, unable to move forward…paralyzed by fear? Perhaps you are so consumed by thoughts of failure that you remain at their mercy, controlled by feelings and not by faith. So many of us sense a pull to do something great but we place limitations on ourselves that have us convinced we can’t possibly find success through that avenue.
Fear can manifest itself in numerous ways but I have found the hardest to overcome for me personally is insecurity. I oftentimes struggle to believe that I have what it takes to do anything meaningful. I don’t like to admit this, but I think someone else needs to hear it. The truth of the matter is, those of us who have accepted Christ as our savior have the most powerful resource available by way of the Holy Spirit. We don’t have to rely on our own abilities but simply trust that if God planted a desire in our hearts, He will equip us with what is necessary to see it come to fruition.
Self-doubt, past mistakes, worldly rejection…all of these things are powerless against the plan of God. We are not meant to be prisoners of our own minds or criticisms of our peers. So let me pose this simple question, “What would you do if fear was taken out of the equation?” Fill in the blank from this statement: I will not let ____________ consume me. I will fulfill my purpose.
(For inquiring minds…yes, “Frozen” is currently being watched in the background.)