It seems every little girl in America is singing “Let It Go” from the movie Frozen. I was tired of feeling out of the loop, so finally watched it with my granddaughter. Movie time was a delight for both of us. Yes, this was her eighth time of watching it, but that didn’t matter. Since Let It Go is being sung everywhere, I decided to actually read the lyrics since I couldn’t capture them all during the movie. Here’s the first verse and chorus:
The snow glows white on the mountains tonight
Not a footprint to be seen
A kingdom of isolation
And it looks like I’m the queen.
Don’t let them in, don’t let them see
Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let them know
Well, now they know!
Let it go, let it go
Can’t hold it back anymore
Let it go, let it go
Turn away and slam the door.
As I read the words a few phrases jumped out at me: a kingdom of isolation, don’t let them in, don’t let them see, conceal, don’t feel, don’t let them know. I thought about those words and it took me back to six years ago when a group of four others and myself formed an accountability group which we call Heart Friends. I remember the day I decided to really open up and let them in and see the real me. There was a circumstance in my life that was causing me great hurt and anger. I knew bitterness was setting in. It was ugly and I did not want them to see it, but I came out of hiding. They didn’t judge. They listened. They cared. They graced me and prayed for me. It was a humbling experience, but it was a place I needed to go. There I found love, freedom, and healing. I experienced what James 5:16 ( AMP)says: Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false step, your offenses, your sins) and pray for one another, that you may be healed and restored (to a spiritual tone of mind and heart:. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available (dynamic in its work).
How important to let others see the “real us” and allow them to minister to us!
Yes! Being real with safe people in our lives paves the way for deeper growth with God and with others.