Frozen Series: Leadership

“Be shepherds of God’s flock, the believers who are under your care. Serve as their leaders. Don’t serve them because you have to. Instead, do it because you want to. That’s what God wants you to do. Don’t do it because you want to get more and more money. Do it because you
really want to serve.”–1 Peter 5:2

Welcome back to the Frozen Series!

When watching movies I look for different qualities and skills in the characters and Frozen is no different. There was a king and queen who had two daughters. They were rulers over the Kingdom of Arendelle. Princesses Elsa and Anna were heirs to the throne. Leaders have an awesome responsibility to lead people wisely and lovingly keeping in mind the economic and social challenges of the people in the kingdom. Leaders do not lead for self-gratification rather for the building up of the kingdom and the people in the kingdom. If God places you in position of service, your place in leadership is a place of honor not to honor yourself but to honor those you serve.

When it was Princess Elsa’s turn to lead she kept her parents, the king and queen, in mind. Yet, she could not lead because of her fear. She feared her gifts leaving her unable to lead by love. We were all given gifts but not all of us were meant to lead. Those given the gift of leadership must lead by love; God’s love. Since the Old Testament times up until today people are always looking for the next leader when there is a little leader in all of us. All of us have a role to play in guiding one another rightly.

There was a point in the movie, Frozen, when Anna left Hans in charge while going after her sister, Elsa. Hans gave out blankets and broth to the kingdom to protect them from the frozen conditions throughout the kingdom. This is what a leader does, protect the people, nurture the people and just have concern for their welfare. Hans one of 14 brothers and sisters turned into a leader of greed and fear. It was shown that you have to relinquish your fears in order to lead properly and lovingly. 1 Peter text reminds us, “Don’t do it because you want to get more and more money. Do it because you really want to serve.” Elsa turned out to be a wonderful leader in the end and a great example for her sister Anna but not before Anna showed her what an act of love looks like.

Leader does not mean to lawd power over people allowing your ego to control; it is wisdom and love that will guide you to guide others. A good leader demonstrates self-control putting God out front and then all will receive honor one unto another.