Since last November lots of young girls have been holding their hair brushes and singing at the top of their lungs, “Let it go, Let it go”!! Parents, teachers, and even youth leaders have expressed weariness to hearing this sung over and over and over again! Knowing this I have taken time to listen to how young girls sing this song and I have been amazed! Evey time I hear a young girl sing this song, she revs up her emphasis and volume when she sings the verse, ” Let it go, Let it go. I’ll rise like the break of dawn! Let it go, Let it go! That perfect girl is gone!! Here I stand in the light of day! Let the storm rage on, the cold never bothered me anyway!! Why do you think this is?
Let me share some insights. As women, young or old, we want to be accepted; to be liked. We get wounded when we are rejected or misjudged. Often we hide who we really are in order to appear perfect, and judge ourselves more harshly than anyone else when we feel we don’t measure up to the perfection we expect from ourselves!!
It makes sense that young girls love to “shout” the words to the song “That perfect girl is gone” because it feels freeing to act like we simply do not care what people think, but we do!!
I have written about this before but it bears repeating; we won’t please all the people all the time! We won’t always measure up to the expectations of others, and as hard as we try we will not achieve perfection!
So here’s what is true~~ God has poured good gifts into us all. His love is laced with grace, forgiveness, and hope. Every day is a new beginning and we are saved by grace –not perfect works!!
So, my ladies~~ young and old~~ you don’t need to be perfect to be crazy loved by your Lord!! He thinks you are precious beyond measure! Embrace these thoughts today!!
“But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
“In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins” 1 John 4:10
These thoughts were on my heart today; I pray you are encouraged by them!!