I was probably in the minority of people who didn’t get the all the hoopla about Disney’s movie ‘Frozen’ and it’s titular song “Let it Go.” Gosh, I really do hate that song. Every time I hear it, I run away. During the Christmas holiday, my hubby’s nephew and niece had that ridiculous Ella doll belting out the song. I raced into the other room as fast as possible.
So why am I using the title of a song I hate for this post?
The song was about being true to yourself, and letting go of a façade. Yet, ‘letting it go’ for me has been about releasing all my cares and problems to the Lord.
Last month, I wrote how 2015 was my year of self-inflicted wounds. Lacerated by my own disobedience, I had to crawl back to God to fix it. This year, I’m learning to do the opposite of the Frozen song – I don’t want to be true to me anymore.
Now, let’s be clear. Accomplishing my goals is being true to me. I want to be able to write more books, have my show become more popular and find ways to help authors as I can. But what I mean is that I don’t want to be obedient to my flesh anymore. I’ve tried that and let me tell you, I’m still healing from those wounds. I want to let it all go, from the need to control my life to forgiving others who have wronged me to falling deeper into the word of God. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
For the New Year, I want to be the new creature God has called me to be and stop acting as if the past can hold me hostage anymore. So in that regard, I’m happily letting go of me and holding fast to the Lord’s hand.
About the Author:
Parker J. Cole is a writer and radio show host who spends most of her time reading, knitting, writing, cooking, and concocting new ideas for stories. Her first novel, Dark Cherub, won Best of Spring Reading 2013 from eMediaCampaigns. She lives in Michigan with her husband and beloved dog Sarah.
Visit her site at http://www.ParkerJCole.com