Saturday, January 25, 2014

What I Learned From The Movie, Frozen

It happens later.
 After I have watched the film 
After I have been home; had a night's rest. 
While the farm house is still quiet. 
I ponder the movie. I always do. 
What themes are there? How could this be used in a classroom? 
What can we learn from this film?
It's probably why I rarely go to the movies. 

This strikes me as I get my coffee. 
(I promise I won't spoil the movie)
It's fear that drives her away. 
Fear of what she possesses and what will happen. 
Fear of the gift she possesses paralyzes her. 
It is what keeps us from realizing our greatest potential in Christ. 
I am not a risk taker. 
I don't even move furniture around unless the kids want to. 

In the movie Frozen, even when she unleashes her gift and realizes it's power;
 it's not until she uses it for the intent it was given,
 that she has any peace or can live a life without fear
It trapped her and held her prisoner. 
How many of us live in fear? 
Fear of the unknown. Fear of change. 
I know that every day that leads away from the accident; 
each day we live with cancer; fear crouches at my door. 
I fear what Elijah felt when he died.
I wasn't there; to be with him. He is my child. 
I fear the future and what it will hold. Will this cancer really be gone? 
How will these side effects permanently affect Gary? 
How are we to keep running this farm?
My farmer is tired. 
I have already lost a child. . .will I lose another?
Each time the kids go out. It's there; fear.

I am grateful for God's word. 
It is the guide to help us out of fear. 
God speaks often about fear. 
Even those grown men, who walked with God, 
who saw the very essence of and heard from God through the Prophets, stepped into fear. 
But God was there. 
And He left much in His word for us to cling to in this area;
 to walk in the fullness of Christ as He intended. 

Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you; 
do not be dismayed, for I am your God. 
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

When we see our gifts as from the Lord; to be used and given as He intends;
 our life takes on purpose and fulfillment. Our fear is replaced with firm steps toward the goal which we have been called heavenward.

Philippians 3:14
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me
heavenward in Christ Jesus.

So, learn a few lessons from an animated movie; from the Giver of life. 
Let it go. Give that fear to God. 
Step into the fullness He has created for you. 
Do not fear.

2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity,
 but of power, love, and self-discipline

1 comment:

  1. We just saw Frozen and I've been thinking these same things. I realize I let fear control me and I've been trying to Let it Go. Still praying for you and your family everyday.