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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Let It Go - Frozen

this song, has not just a catchy tune thats fun to sing,
it carries an abstract meaning, that deals with something deep inside our hearts

freedom

basically the song talks very much about how a typical villain would start life

"The snow glows white on the mountain tonight
Not a footprint to be seen
A kingdom of isolation, and it looks like I'm the Queen
"
-the first thing that lets us loose is to be away from people, to be unaccountable, to be alone, where no eyes are there to fall on our actions, where we don't feel any judgement, where we know we can let out our feelings and express whatever we want to

"And when He(Jesus) came out onto the land, He was met by a man(Gerasene demoniac) from the city who was possessed with demons; and who had not put on any clothing for a long time, and was not living in a house, but in the tombs." -Luke 8:27

"The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside
Couldn't keep it in; Heaven knows I've tried"
-the next step is the connection of an external stimulus that would trigger what we've been suppressing inside us for a long time. be it bitterness, greed, lust, jealousy, anger, unforgiveness... something might just tip us like the straw that finally broke the camel's back. be it a harsh criticism, hate orientated response or even sometimes a rebuke that intentionally was love but somehow took on another form when being expressed due to exhaustion..

thats why its important to always, daily clear off any burden on our shoulders.. for just like snow pilling up on a roof, if uncleared.. will finally get too heavy and break the house down... repent daily, sweep off the hay, chisel off the ice, talk to someone accountable, let it out before it blows you up.

and truly heaven will know you've tried...
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are, yet was without sin." -Hebrews 4:15
"Jesus replied, "What is impossible with man is possible with God."" - Luke 18:27

if trying man's way doesn't work.. try asking a lil help from the Big Guy up there =P

"Don't let them in, don't let them see
Be the good girl you always have to be
Conceal, don't feel, don't let them know
Well now they know"
- well this second stanza practically says it all very clearly... especially for church goers =P we always gotta be 'acting' righteous, pure and holy... on sundays, in front of people, when we're on the stage... put on a mask, fake it... be a hypocrite. do something on the outside that i dont believe on the inside

well mentoring and one-on-ones really break this point, because we can share truthfully with one another without being hindered. and by Christ, a righteous life is no longer 'impossible' or a 'chore of obligation' but it automatically comes as a delight and gift as that is what is promised to us... i know there's a great debate on whether God chooses to give it to us and we just receive it by faith, or whether we have to do our part in doing good works to 'show' and 'prove' that we have 'fruits' that would make our faith genuine..

i personally believe this: dont be lazy. take EFFORT to sit a Jesus feet and LISTEN to Him... dont run around doing 'work' for God least He answers He does not know you who claim to have done all you did in His name ..

"any will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ - Matthew 7:22-23

the works will come automatically when you listen to Him first.. trust me

"This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile" - Romans 3:22 <<< suuuper taken out of context some might say

i didn't say it would be a struggle .. but it is possible =D whether it is imparted or imputed ... its still from Jesus.. it IS possible to be a hypocrite (aren't we all with the plank in our eye? =P) .. but it IS also possible to be freed from it, and i personally think you have to choose to hold His hand and walk a path parallel to what He calls you to

well now going back to the song.. still about the 2nd stanza.... DONT conceal it.. DOnT hide it...
feelings are a beautiful thing to have, joy, sadness.. laugh, cry.. its all part of a life's beauty

let some one know, so they dont have to find out the hard way

"Let it go, let it go
Can't hold it back any more"
- i love to sing this part, the tune is just beautiful... the lyrics . well.. every single time the common advice is:
"dont give up" .. well.. this line totally goes against everything that that advice fights and strives for..

just give it.. just release.. just 'dont care' anymore .. (well this is totally out of context)..

there are certain things in life worth fighting for, certain righteous stuff that would last for eternity.. work hard for those, eagerly desire them..
there are those things in life that will pass away along with this earth, material wealth, temporary pleasures, fights that have no good end either way, false dichotomy, emotional jails that are locked from the inside... work hard with Christ to let these go

"Let it go, let it go
Turn away and slam the door
I don't care what they're going to say
Let the storm rage on
The cold never bothered me anyway"
-4th stanza only??? well.. this part made Elsa look like she was turning into the villain in the movie, and she most probably would have if Anna didn't go out and seek her sister in love... this point aside for later..
please dont slam doors... no matter how angry or frustrated .. be it physical doors in the house that hurt the ears and heart.. not to mention wallet when getting the frame and hinge fixed.... but also mental doors.. dont cut relationships that are meant to be kept .. sure there are those people in life you'll do better being away from.. but you'll know with your heart who you should always let in when they knock ...

when He comes in and dine with you, he'll talk about things that make you feel uncomfortable, things that challenge you for the good... for your sake... dont run away from these people, seek them, open up to them...

"Without consultation, plans are frustrated, But with many counselors they succeed." - Proverbs 15:22 (okay so this verse doesnt really talk much about being accountable =P Got any better ones? feel free to share and recommend in the comments)

no one ever said Christ would accept everything about you. Jesus loves the sinner, hates the condition i was in, a lifestyle of wickedness and debauchery, i couldn't glorify God with it, i didn't want to stay in it.. so i looked to Him, focused on Him.. i accepted that it wasn't an overnight thing, i knew it would be a long process, and miracles dont happen with a snap of the finger as if it was magic and God a genie in a bottle... i knew that the battle will never ever truly be finally over as long as i'm on earth.. there's no such thing as once healed always healed.. the temptation to regress would come.. to indulge back in Satan's kingdom... to drink poison and bile instead of milk and honey... to just tease faith.. test God's love...

no, there is no such thing as a one time repentance, repent daily

but rest assured with the helmet of salvation to guard your mind

"Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus" - Philippians 3:12-14

"Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." - Hebrews 12:1-2

- this verses says it on the spot... lots of people are watching you =) don't worry.. we dont perfect our faith by our own strength.. in our desolate state of being born with a nature to sin horribly... dont accept it as finality... focus on something far greater than yourself and limits... any you'll find that as you run.. you'll slow escape life on earth and draw closer to Christ ... be in the world but not off it...

we'll be finally free when our physical body dies on earth and our soul goes to be with the Father

well .. and stroms raging on.. dont just let a horrible tornado run amok through your life destroying everything you have held dear for the years you've lived on earth... relationships, families, homes..

the cold (associated with something negative?) never bothered me anyway..... gosh.. sin should make you feel guilty! dont get desensitized to it.. don't indulged in it too much to a point where you get used to it!

"It's funny how some distance
Makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me
Can't get to me at all"
- taking a step back always gives a better and clearer view
erm, well there are good fears and bad fears... good ones are like.. i better not steal or sleep with another man's wife leased i get kicked into jail or sued in court.. or worst... shatter my soul...
bad fears are like... what Elsa i think refers to: she has so much power, that if uncontrolled could hurt people, being in isolation with no one allows her to practice it freely with no guilt conscience of hurting anyone... (but in reality she was even though she was a 1000 miles away.. the people back in Arendelle were suuuufffeeeering...)

if you think your actions dont hurt anyone, think again

dont be decieved, dont be selfish... thinking its 'for the better of everyone'

the blessing powers meant for good, if unchecked by responsibility and a noble heart shall ultimately turn into a curse, destroying it's wielder and all that was protected in love

sounds like some marvel/DC hero corny line

"It's time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me,
I'm free!"
-haha, i wish i could just test out everything.. drugs, clubbing, sleezy stuff... 
i'm pretty sure i'll break something.. like a glass cup or my neck in a car crash
well truth and justice is not subjective, if it feels good doing it, doesn't mean that it is not wrong..
sometimes i like to break rules, not the law... but rules... to bend them, find a loophole, a glitch in life... sigh.. if only this was the matrix =P could be bending spoons...

free... reminds me about Abraham Lincoln's word: People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both .....

btw its benjamin franklin who said it... anyways.. dont be secured in the things of this world... companions you find in clubs, work offered by the government, the church pastor's preaching, your wife (so gonna love mine when i get her... hopefully =P), cash, car, car exhaust pipe... seriously... i duno how and why loud sounds attract people... sense of power i guess?

"Let it go, let it go
I am one with the wind and sky
Let it go, let it go
You'll never see me cry
Here I stand
And here I'll stay
Let the storm rage on"
... wind and sky... hmm reminds me of the ruler of the kingdom or air..
"As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath." - ephesians 2:1-3

well.. this has alot of verses.. might be over spiritualizing everything =P but owh well... who cares, hope you care, its fun xP

never see you cry infront of people... how about behind when one is in the room, or in the toilet... as long as nobody is looking.. thats good right.. atleast you still have feelings.. has you're heart ever grown so cold that all expressions of joy or sadness just doesnt seem to exist anymore

please dont stay there... take a step out of it...
dont continue on in the storm.. rise above it

"My power flurries through the air into the ground
My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around
And one thought crystallizes like an icy blast
I'm never going back, the past is in the past"
-oookay.. this bridge is totally full of stuff i'm yet to fully understand/make up/imagine it's meaning and write about it... but gonna skip it lah..

see, what's true and whats false there is room for you to doubt, but eventually you'll find something worth placing your trust in... something that you know its better to be on than either side.. and when you know.. when you feel... you'll just go all the way... even if there are ups and downs.. He'll always be more than able to get you back up

"Let it go, let it go
And 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!"
-love how Idina Menzel controls her voice for this last chorus.. especially dying down at the last part..
there was never a perfect person to begin with..

of cause this is just an interpretation of the song... from.. sadly a very skewed point of view..
i love the song, yet i know it carries something thats wrong
Disney's doing it right ... somehow shaping the minds of children subconsciously..

kla.. sorry if i was thinking too far.. back to reality

i'll fail... i will never be fully assured in the capabilities of myself...
i'll succumb to temptations, i'll fall in trials, i'll give in to iniquities..

i'll pass, beyond what i can imagine... i will be assured when i trust not in my own understanding
i trust, but not myself, not my strength, not my will
there must be will that is far greater than the puny insignificant life i'll live if i just go with the world's flow

puny mundane mediocrity
there is a much greater calling awaiting 

believe that there are bigger things to come

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