Be the Good Girl

“And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.”—John 1:16

One of the most empowering songs in this season from the movie, Frozen entitled“Let It Go” by IdinaMenzel.

 

Let it go, let it go

Can’t hold you back anymore

Let it go, let it go

Turn my back and slam the door

The snow blows white on the mountain tonight

Not a footprint to be seen

A kingdom of isolation and it looks like I’m the queen

The wind is howling like the swirling storm inside

Couldn’t keep it in

Heaven knows I try

Don’t let them in, don’t let them see

Be the good girl you always had to be

Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let them know

Well now they know

Let it go, let it go

Can’t hold you back anymore

Let it go, let it go

Turn my back and slam the door

And here I stand

And here I’ll stay

Let it go, let it go

The cold never bothered me anyway.

I grew up with the title “good girl” and it is not the same “good girl” that Robin Thicke sings about. The good girl that I was,walked in obedience, did what her parents and teachers told her to do, she did not step out of bounds unless she had permission. That is what Elsa faced in the movie, “Frozen”. She was the oldest and next in line for the throne; but there was so much more to the good girl that people did not know.The Trolls gave Elsa’s parents and Elsa the truth about the good and bad of her powers but the truth was harsh for the little girl; the good girl. The truth escalated Elsa’s fear and more pressure was added as she had to be the next queen, be the example to her little sister, run a kingdom and control her powers that could be deadly. Ok, that is a lot to deal with.

I bet you experienced the good girl effect or know of children who are experiencing it today. It is a difficult thing to walk daily in the “good girl” persona; to walk in other people’s perceptions of who you should be. In order to stay in the good girl role depending on the expectations placed upon you, it could be difficult to be around a lot of your peers who might persuade you from your good girl role. You keep to yourself, close doors, and avoid the pressure. There is even the fear of being seen as a bad girl so you hide, you stay quiet or maybe you are shy.

Imagine when you can finally let go and be the real you who is still a good girl but you can be the complete package that you want to be. When Elsa revealed her power she was called a monster. People tend to frown on what they do not understand but we have to understand that we do not have to please others or always expect their approval; rather we have to honor God in who we are. We have to love one another as well as love ourselves. If we do not love ourselves, if we do not know who we are or enjoy who we are then we will face the same storms that Elsa experienced.

To be a good girl means to be true to your God nature.