The Lion King came out 20 years ago (1994)…Woah has it really been that long? I remember being 7 and my parents taking me to see it in theater. Then I got the VHS, and watched it over, and over. And now in my late 20′s (feels weird saying that) I’m writing a song, about the timeless truth of identity, and remembering ” Who ” we are.
For me, it’s about who I am in Christ. The similarities of Mufasa being that God-figure, and telling Simba that he lives inside him, is a direct reflection of how it is with us. God placed his image on us, and lives inside us. It’s because of him we live move and have our being as scriptures say.
The message in the Lion King is about living up to the calling,and not settling for less. It’s about facing our “SCAR” and living to our fullest potential. Those scars are our failures, our hurts, and those things that ran us away in fear. Scars take our innocence, our passion and causes us to feel inferior. But that’s when we “Remember” who we are. We are children of God, OVERCOMERS, we carry his DNA, the DNA of a champ, not a chump or a chimp, but a Champion! And though we mess up , God doesn’t throw us away when we commit to Him.
This world will knock us down , but that doesn’t decrease our value in God’s eyes. Remember that prodigal son? the father ran to meet his lost son when he came back home. Jesus used that illustration to describe the Father’s love for us.
The devil wants us to believe that your scars are who you are, but you are not your scars, you are a child of the king, so never believe the lie, and never settle for less. Be and act like the compassionate royal family you’re a part of.
REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE. DON’T SETTLE FOR LESS.