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Friday, January 24, 2014

Freedom comes in all shapes and sizes

Freedom happens when we realize we have no control over the outcomes of our circumstances. As human beings we spend most of our day controlling the things we can like our outfit choices, food choices among other things such as choosing whether or not we will work or call in sick. We allow our choices either wise or not to drive us from being out of control to thinking we have full control. Fear is something that is very real and devours the dreams and thoughts of ever getting us to take that first initial step of risk taking and stepping out in complete faith.  Fear neutralizes our passion and leaves us to feeling as if we are in control of our destinies. God sent His son to set the captives free and to bring us eternal life and we often miss the freedom part because we can't wrap our minds around what freedom really is. For some freedom scares you because it means exposing some dark areas of your heart and that's too hard to handle emotionally  and I get that I really do. Exposing light on a dark area doesn't mean you stand on the corner and scream out whatever you have done or what has been done to you but it means you stand before the throne of God completely bearing your soul to the very one who created it asking him to set you FREE.  That means no more control on your part of protecting it, no more hiding it because of having to deal with the emotional effects of it. God takes it and brings about a healing that eventually leads you into a place of FREEDOM.  I chose Peace as my one word this year because of the definition. It means freedom from oppressive thoughts or emotions. I am attacked in my mind more than any other area and because of that my emotions follow and I have found myself in defeat more times than none. I want you to also experience this freedom. The kind that when you wake up no matter what season you are in joy comes first. It's the kind that when life is literally spinning out of your control you see things in slow motion because you are locked in on the goodness of your Creator. The kind that comes from letting go of what doesn't matter and surrendering to something much greater than you. Freedom comes in all shapes and sizes and it's a beautiful thing to move from bondage and start believing and dreaming beyond the captivity around your heart! It's time for those bars of insecurities, addictions, regret or what ifs to come down. Walk in freedom today!!  

Galatians 5:1 It is for FREEDOM Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore nd do not submit again to a yoke of slavery - 

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