Let It Go!

 Come to the “Brave” Ladies Retreat April 25-27

I’ll be teaching a workshop called Stop Shoulding On Yourself.

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So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. –John 8:36

We all watched the movie Frozen at home together. The kids had seen it with Grandma and Grandpa already and did what their mom has taught them best—quoted movie lines!

The kids favorite character?…Olaf the snowman. “I don’t have a skull. Or bones.” “Watch out for my butt!”

Mom’s favorite character?…Elsa of course! “I don’t care what they’re going say!…Here I stand in the light of day!…”

This has resulted in many a dinner table rendition of the song Let It Go. As well as the various theatrical living room versions put on by the kids and I. So much fun! (and so annoying to Jeff)

Seriously, that scene where Elsa throws ice and builds her frozen fortress while singing her heart out is so moving (never mind the eternal winter mishap).   Finally she didn’t have hold back any more and could just be herself. No more “conceal, don’t feel, don’t let it show”. Didn’t you just love how happy and free this beautiful character was!

What was holding her back? Why couldn’t she be free? She had always carried this load of guilt around for injuring her sister as a child. It kept her locked in her castle and left her sister alone. Guilt will do that to a person. It is like locking yourself in a cage. The shame that we feel will cause us to hold back and not feel the freedom of just being comfortable in our own skin. So what takes away the guilt? What makes us free? Well if I had it my way, I would have marched into that animated movie and introduced Elsa to Jesus!

You messed up bad. You feel really bad but the damage is done. You take your place on the bench and watch the game from the sidelines. Then Jesus comes in. He’s not afraid to be seen talking to you. He’s confused as to why you are not playing.

Jesus, you don’t understand what I did. Now I can’t play my part.

Jesus smiles and says, “Well I own this team and I say you are forgiven. Now get out there and play the position I made you to play.”

But what about the other players? What will they think?

Does it matter? I have the ultimate authority here and I say you are forgiven!”

 Let these scriptures encourage your heart today.

 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened by a yoke of slavery. –Galatians 5:1

Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe. –Proverbs 29:25

You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. –Psalm 30:11-12

If you are weighed down by guilt don’t go another day without making it right. You must come out into the light. And when you do Jesus will cover you with His forgiveness and clothe you in His righteousness. No more shame. Just you… set free!


 Come to the “Brave” Ladies Retreat April 25-27

I’ll be teaching a workshop called Stop Shoulding On Yourself.

Click here Brave Poster to view the details.


When I kept silent,

my bones wasted away…

…Then I acknowleged my sin to you

and did not cover up my iniquity.

I said, “I will confess

my transgressions to the Lord”—

and you forgave

the guilt of my sin. Psalm 32:3-5

 

 

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3 Comments on “Let It Go!”

  1. graceabides says:

    Well, said Briana.

  2. Nici Meyer says:

    Beautiful, my friend. Such good thoughts.

  3. lorischulz says:

    I can picture you and your kids singing at your dinner table. How fun! And what good thoughts. I’m sure that your workshop and the retreat were wonderful! -Lori


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