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Describes my toes. And my sidewalk. And, it is currently the most popular Disney movie. It just won an Oscar for best song in 2013, and so far in 2014 hasn’t stopped playing in my head.

The story is about the relationship between two sisters, whose relationship has become distant.  Elsa, the oldest, has magical powers but she has to learn to control them.  She is told that fear will be her enemy.  Anna, Elsa’s younger sister, is very desperate to find love.  She fears that she will be alone forever and therefore out of fear she begins to make poor choices.  Anna is blinded by what the truth actually is and at one point in the movie she introduces herself as, “it’s just me.”  What a quick way to dismiss the value one has.

Spoiler alert: The music is incredible and the song “Let it Go” is being sung throughout the country.  Some of the lyrics to the song are:


It’s funny how some distance

Makes everything seem small

And the fears that once controlled me

Can’t get to me at all

Fear cripples so many of us.  It can be paralyzing.  As believers we know the truth that fear does not come from The Lord. The enemy loves to use fear to cause us to make poor decisions and to not trust God.  The definition of fear is an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. The definition of trust is firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.  Trust also means confidence, belief, faith, certainty, assurance, conviction.

It seems crystal clear when we see the contrast between fear and trust.

So I have to ask, what is holding you back from doing what God has assigned you to do?  What are some things or areas in which you need to “let it go” in order to be able to say yes to The Lord?  Remember that perfect love casts out all fear.  God has already won the battle and that truth allows us to live in freedom.  “So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir”  Gal. 4:7.

Our responsibility is to walk in the freedom that was purchased for us long ago.