How many of us believed in princes and princesses when we were little children. We grew up taught with the narrative of a prince in search of a damsel in distress and save her from an evil queen, step mom or whoever held the little girl captive. The poor little girl trapped in an attic and turned into a slave until her worth became tarnished for life. These stories, no matter how tragic it started, always ended happy and magical.
However in reality has our ending turned out to be the same as these fairy tales? Stuck in the attic hoping that one day we get to escape to an elegant ball, be royalty for a night and meet the prince of our lives. How many of us run away back to the attic of our lives when the clock strikes to reveal our real identity. How many of us leave behind the sparkling gem shoe on the trail hoping one day a prince would find us and return it to us. A moment when our entire lives are dependent on this valiant act which would lead us into our freedom to be who we really are.
The world we live in offers a million different alternatives just for us to be able to validate living in the attic of our lives. Someone or something may have forced us to live in it or we have unknowingly allowed ourselves to stay entrapped not knowing what true freedom really is. We have run around wearing shoes that do not fit us. We pretend its not hurting our feet when its too small or it falls off easily because the size is bigger. It has failed to fit us because its not ours. We have forced ourselves to wear someone else’s shoe. Somewhere along the way, the narrative of our lives have been distorted from its original story, written in the way its meant to be because of fear. Afraid of not knowing how to live outside of the attic or afraid we might never get the right shoe. A lie that has convinced us not going out of this hidden hole is way better because it would not be pretty when the world finds out who we really are. In order to stay within the bounds of the mold of society we opt to wear what everyone else does.
But the truth is, there is freedom outside the confines of the attic walls that have been placed in our lives. There is still a prince holding the shoe designed for you and is waiting for you to put it on so you can walk into this beautiful ball where you can dance yourself out into freedom.
There is a shoe made just for you. No one else can wear it for you because it is designed by a Creator who has always known you even before you ever came into this world. Its never too late to go on a quest to find this prince who holds your shoe and has the ability to set you free from the bondage of your attic. Its not rocket science, you do not need a bunch of methods to figure this out. All you need to do is to believe in the narrative that there is a prince who has been waiting for you all this time and has the power to set you free into who you really are. To believe in this Prince of peace. This story is available not just to little girls but to everyone who are done with living in prison of their own attic walls and sick of wearing the shoe that never fit them. Its an invitation from the attic to the palace where the elegant ball waits for you as you. Not pretending to be a prince or princess but actually being one. Freedom awaits on the other side of your faith so you can be all you are created to be. There is only one you in this world, one pair of shoe made only for you to walk on, no one else can do a better job at being you.
The world needs you to step into your originally crafted destiny designed uniquely only for you.Will you receive this invitation to this grand ball and be a prince or princess not just for a night but for the rest of your life?
*My little musings after watching Cinderella the movie.