I confess I get caught up into the doctrine of Disney. Some of its principal tenants include
magic moments, dreams come true, your prince will come, follow your heart, and they lived happily ever after. When my heart is captivated by these ideas, I lose sight of the truth that when I entered into covenant with Jesus, I agreed to deny myself, take up my cross, and follow Him.
As a result of buying into the Disney doctrine, I become disillusioned as a me-centered attitude permeates my life. I become dissatisfied with my house, my husband, and I want to follow my heart away from anything that is hard or messy. I choose the short-term thrill ride over treasure in heaven.
When I keep the gospel and doctrine of the cross in the forefront of my mind, I am better able to lay down my agenda and entrust myself to God. I am able to persevere when my dreams are not coming true and life is far from magical. My dreams will blow away like fairy dust, but God’s glory is eternal.
He will wipe away every tear from our eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying or pain. Revelation 21:4. In Jesus, we live happily ever after, forever and ever.
P.S I want to credit our pastor, Shawn Franco, who mentioned this idea in a sermon, which caused me to consider the prevalence of Disney doctrine in our thinking.