“From the outside, Elsa looks poised, regal and reserved, but in reality, she lives in fear as she wrestles with a mighty secret – she was born with the power to create ice and snow. It’s a beautiful ability, but also extremely dangerous. Haunted by the moment her magic nearly killed her younger sister Anna, Elsa has isolated herself, spending every waking minute trying to suppress her growing powers…”
In the movie you constantly see Elsa doing all that she can to hide these powers that she has, to make them non-existent in her life. But something happens and her secret is exposed to everyone, there is not one person who does not know of this terrible power that Elsa has kept hidden for so long.
And she is finally free.
And she is finally free.
There is a scene in the movie where Elsa is singing about finally letting it go, finally being able to be who she really is. Every time I hear the song, and the moment I watched it in the movie, tears filled my eyes. I was immediately moved by what I was seeing her character experience. She was finally tasting freedom, she was finally feeling what it felt like not to have to hide who she was. In that moment, she was the most beautiful she had been in the entire movie. Not only was she the most beautiful, but she created the most beautiful things.
The world is constantly telling us who we need to be. Everywhere we look something or someone is telling us how to dress, how to talk, how to walk, how to do our make-up; even worse it tells us everything we are not when we do not measure up to all of that. We are constantly being shown what is wrong about ourselves, what doesn’t quite fit into the mold that everyone will accept. We feel the need to suppress who we really are so that we will be loved and accepted by those around us. We have to become who they tell us to so that we can be defined as beautiful.
Freedom is beautiful.
It is not the top ten things you do to become beautiful, it is when you discover who you are that you are beautiful. There is that defining moment when you just let all of what everyone else tells you, and become all that you are that you discover true beauty. There is that moment when you “test all the limits and breakthrough.” You know what happens when you find that freedom? You can create beautiful things.
You are beautiful.
God created every intricate detail of your being. He also created you with a purpose that only you can fill. Girl, you have a power inside of you that is unique just to you. Sure, you may be called to be a mom, but no mom is going to be like you. Sure, you may be called to run your own business, but no business owner is going to be like you. Girl, no one can do the things you do. God made you to do them! It is easy to live in fear about what others will think of you, or if others are going to accept you. Darling, there is too much out there to live in fear. Your calling is too great to hold it in. Let it go, find that freedom! You were created to make beautiful things! You were created to do big things! Don’t hold back anymore; discover who you are meant to be!
Because the music, and this song, is just that great, I have included it below for your listening pleasure. If you have not yet seen it, you totally should!