Frozen Series: Relationship Choices

“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.” – Matthew 7:1-14

Are you one of those people who are afraid to make choices so you stagnate in your decisions? Maybe you are the one who freely makes choices but at times to your detriment and to the detriment of those close to you. In Frozen the level headed yet confused sister was Princess Elsa and the free flowing, happy go lucky one was Princess Anna. I tend to lean toward Anna because of the lightness of her heart. She wanted to experience the world yet she had to learn the hard way how to go through the narrow gate. She had to learn how to discern character.

I, like Kristoff, was blown away that Anna met a man, sing a song and agreed to marry him while thinking that she was in love. I write this series to peek your interest to watch this animated movie and I hope I am not giving away too much of the story but it is so good; anyway. Kristoff was shocked grilling Anna “You agreed to marry a man you just met that day? Have you had a meal with him? Do you know his shoe size? What color are his eyes?” He went on and on. Kristoff decided that she did not have sound judgment. It is not easy being a free spirit I know people who live in the free spirit life. What is a free spirit? A free spirit is someone who lives uninhibited, they are independent and are not stuck in doing things the same way as everyone else. They do not follow the path of the normal people (whoever they are). If they see it they go for it. This works sometimes but when you are in a structured environment there may be times when your free spirit should hunker down a bit.

Agreeing to marry someone you just met that day may not be a best choice. Is it possible to fall in love with someone in an instant; I believe so but I also believe that you must take time to learn about who this love is. Divorce comes up a lot and I believe it is because people do not take time to learn about who they plan to spend their life. Kristoff asked Anna if she had seen Hans pick his nose and eat them. Anna replied, “No! He’s a Prince!” Ladies he may look like a prince but there is more to the man that the title.

Good choices come from wisdom and discernment. Listening and watching for the positive and negative qualities of a person and then over time decide if you want to live with the negative qualities as much as the good qualities. It takes time to get to know someone and it is a great idea to get to know yourself first. It is said that fools rush in and the word says, “…the way is easy that leads to destruction…” Anna near the end almost saw her own destruction but thank God for Kristoff, Sven and Olaf who came to her rescue. Free spirits need more rescue than most.

Having a health relationship is great but your relationship choices are important to future peace and sanity. Take your time and choose your relationships wisely because a lot is at stake in the kingdom.