Those of you with young children may know where I found that title… the infamous Frozen of course. The first time I watched the movie, I wasn’t terribly impressed. I had heard so many great things about the movie. Though I walked away from it disappointed.
My original disappointment was in the fact that it is very princess-ey. I’m not into the Disney princess thing nor was I as a child. I still to this day cannot make it through The Little Mermaid.
But after my children began watching the movie Frozen more, I began understanding the depth of it. The lyrics of “Let it Go” really began settling deeper in my soul. Most specifically:
It’s funny how some distance
Makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me
Can’t get to me at all!
I didn’t realize fully until today that I am a fearful person. I’ve been healed and redeemed from my past, but the enemy can still try as he might to step foot into me and allow me to begin thinking thoughts of doubt.
Just like he went after Eve– “Did God really say?” (Genesis 2), I hear these words too.
Did God really say you’re redeemed?
Why yes, yes he did! (Romans 3:24)
In fact, I have eternal life! (Revelation 5:9-10).
I am forgiven! (Ephesians 1:7)
I am righteous! (Romans 5:17)
I am free from the laws curse! (Galatians 3:13)
I am adopted into God’s family! (Galatians 4:5)
I am delivered from bondage (Titus 2:14)
I have peace with God (Colossians 1:18-20).
I have the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
So “the distance that makes everything seem small“? That would be my relationship with Jesus Christ. And “the fears that once controlled me can’t get to me at all” because Jesus Christ redeemed (bought) me, forgave me, made me holy, justified me, set me free, adopted me, and reconciled me.
Who am I to fear with this power that lives within me?!
There are consequences that we all have to deal with because of our pasts. But can you truly believe that you are forgiven? You are righteous? By submitting our lives to Christ we are. We are different and we are allowed to BE different!
We don’t have to allow our past to control us. We don’t have to allow others to have control over us. Guilt, Shame, Doubt–those are all feelings that come from the enemy.
I needed that reminder today.