by Cynthia Clark
A wise 6-year-old recently asked – stated, really – if I knew what “Let It Go” means, as listened to that song on my Frozen CD. (Why, yes. It WAS my beautiful and smart Granddaughter.)
I had to think a moment before answering. I’d like to believe that’s because I was driving and concentrating on the road. But as she waited patiently in the back seat, I stammered a little then answered, “I guess it means letting go of being hurt and upset, and having to be quiet and perfect.” She didn’t wait even a beat. She said, “That. And taking off her gloves and just letting her power go.” To which I brilliantly replied, “Oh. I hadn’t thought of that.” We drove on to my house for the afternoon, and that was that. Or, was it? A couple of days later, that explanation crept back into my thoughts.
We all have current and past upsets and hurts, and I suspect the future will bring some of its own. But what do we do with them? Each of us is unique in the way we handle things, our individual situations, our knowledge base, and our abilities.
In the meantime, my default verse is “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness.” Matthew 6:33a. This short and to-the-point verse grounds me and brings me back to center. It gives me pause and helps me wiggle out of my self a little.
Then later, Romans 12:2 reminds me, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” Of course, I know just because it’s simple doesn’t mean it’s easy. But I do find it comforting and reassuring.
As far as ‘taking the gloves off,” is concerned…. Paul further reminds us: “Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about these things.” Philippians 4:8.
THESE are our superpowers! And we should “Let it/them go.”