Let It Go

Youth Specialties
April 16th, 2014

Photo by Tatiana Bulyonkova


My students are still going crazy for Disney’s “Frozen.” It’s been out of theaters forever now and on Blu-Ray for more than a month. We even did an after-service event last weekend and played the movie after youth group. Everyone stayed and sang along, too!

The songs are catchy, the story is great and it is awesome. But seriously… it’s time to let it go.

So even though you’ve seen the movie enough to finish each others… sandwiches (that’s what I was gonna say!), I want to encourage you with those same three little words.

Let it go.

Let go of the grudge against that old volunteer.
Let go of the pain the senior pastor caused you.
Learn from that conversation with a parent—then let it go.
Let go of the regrets of the last season of ministry.
Let go of that youth ministry blunder you made on stage last week.
Let go of that stupid mistake you made two years ago.
Let go of that volunteer who just needs to be done.

People might not let it go, and the devil constantly wants to remind us of our past. But sometimes you just need to hear: Let it go.

Well, now I’m off to watch “Frozen” for the 94th time with my daughter. She just can’t let it go.

Josh Griffin is the high school pastor at Saddleback Church and co-founded Download Youth Ministry with friends Matt McGill and Doug Fields. Josh is generously offering 10% off any order this month at DownloadYouthMinistry.com if you use the promo code “letitgo“!

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