I remember hearing the word “freedom” in Christ over and over again. I heard the word “freedom” in worship songs, sermons, books, bible etc. One day I wondered what I was free from exactly. Am I free from sin? Because, I still do that. Am I someone’s slave? Perhaps a slave at work? Because they still treat me like one. Am I free from bad thoughts? I still get them. Am I free from the rumors? Because they still talk about me. Am I free from regret? Am I free from hard labor and no reward? What am I absolutely free from?
The problem with Christians nowadays is that we don’t question the things we don’t understand, we just go with the flow. How is that edifying? Just wanted to put that out there.
Today I can honestly say that I’m bound by some chains. I am bound by the chains of ANGER! If anger was a color, it would be red. That was irrelevant I know. Lately I’ve been super angry and I know exactly what it is. Let’s just say it’s a billion annoying things heaping in my mind and I feel like I’m going to explode.
What am I free from?
Well I’m free from bondage when I finally hand it over to God (which can be a hard thing to do). Sometimes we have to ask God, “How do I give my problem to you? How can you set me free?” That simple prayer opens the gates of the power of Jesus. I’ve asked this question before many many times and Jesus would simply show me hope through music, prayer or through devotionals.
We don’t have to know the answers all the time. Sometimes it’s not our business to know how Jesus deals with our issue. He works in our hearts and suddenly we feel a huge change in our spirit. Suddenly, I won’t be angry anymore.
When it comes to freedom, Jesus wants us to know that although we feel stuck in anger, or in sin, or in slavery, there is a way out. There is freedom if we ask the Lord to help us. Freedom will always be available. It’s up to us to awaken God’s power in our lives. Pray, read a devotional, Google Jesus stuff, play some gospel (I love gospel).
The feeling of being bound, stuck in a bad spot, or backed into a corner will never stop manifesting in our lives. For as long as we are human, the malice of this world remains. Jesus tells us that there is always a way out of bondage. Freedom is in Jesus and in the power of His life, death and resurrection. Believe without questioning Him because Freedom comes from believing.
I’m feeling better.