What is FREEDOM?
According to Google:
This blew me away!
The power or right to act, speak or think as one WANTS.
What do YOU want to do?
Why do you want to be FREE?
Well my answers to those questions would look like this:
- I want to LIVE for the first time ever!!! And I want to especially live according to God’s word. I want to think Godly thoughts and have Godly desires.
- So that I can be the person God put me on this earth to be………..without resrictions. My mind is continually trying to control what I can and cannot do and I hate it!
(Share your answers with me in the Comments Section! 👇)
But there is also one truth:
To need freedom, means that you are in bondage. You are a slave to something.
I’ll just let that sink in for a minute…………..
“I am not in bondage!! I just have some things I am struggling with.”
I used to think so too. 🙁
But those ‘struggles’ were my chains. (Go back and look at the 2nd part of the definition above).
‘Struggles’ always seem to be minor and small, but really……..they are not.
It could be that you are addicted to being on Facebook or any other social media, watching Netflix, playing video games, day dreaming, overthinking, procrastination, eating junk food, lust, cursing, lewd thoughts, depression, oppressive spirits, fear, doubt, money, your career, desire to be successful……….the list goes on and on.
I was a slave to my thoughts.
I used to be trapped in my own mind. Bound by thoughts of rejection, hurt, fear, condemnation and never being good enough. I struggled to live……daily.
I didn’t know who I was as a Child of God. I didn’t have an identity. I just lived to please people based on the environment I was in. I needed their approval. And if I didn’t get it, my mind would be filled with hurt, angry thoughts.
I would feel rejected or offended by simple things that my friends did – even if that wasn’t their intention. I always read their actions the wrong way and thought that they were intentionally trying to hurt me. I struggled with being paranoid about what ‘I thought others thought about me’.
I was insecure and broken on the inside.
And sadly there is more.
God set me free from those mental and spiritual chains about 3 weeks ago. And it feels great to be FREE INDEED!!!!!! 💃
Let me tell you:
God is the ONLY ONE who can set you free from bondage.
Not counselling, positive vibes, positive energy, thinking good thoughts, letting go of negative people, lighting candles, meditation or even being generous/philantropic.
And by God I mean – Jesus Christ.
He ALONE has the power to set us truly free.
John 8:34-36 ESV
Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
GOD IS AMAZZIIIIIINGGGG!!!!!!!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
He created the Heavens and the Earth. He created us ALL! And He loves us so much that He sees us in our mess and reaches out to us.
And sets us free from it.
So that we can start over again. Fresh. New Walk. New Life.
The Journey Begins
When you struggle mentally as I did, for as long as I did (over 30 years), letting go of what you were used to is amazing……but also very scary.
Daily I have to choose to surrender to God, trust Him and live in a new world and way of thinking. I choose daily to no longer react to situations as I used to.
And honestly, because God set me free, I don’t even have the desire or mental triggers to live or think the way I used to.
He broke those too!
He’s amazing I tell ya!!!!!!!!
And I know that He set me free so that I could share my testimony with the world and help others receive their freedom too.
Also this is only the beginning of my journey. And with all that I wanted to share, I realised that it was too much for one post.
So look out for Part 2!
And share with me your struggle or testimony in the comments section!!! I would love to hear from you. 😊