It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. – Galatians 5:1
It’s time to drop the burden. It’s time to allow the chains to fall from your shoulders. It’s time to lift your head up and look toward the hope on thehorizon. It’s time to be the person God designed you to be.
When we begin to convince ourselves we aren’t worthy of God’s grace, when we can’t escape the prison of hopelessness, or when we allow someone to control who we are… we invite slavery. Christ did not hang on the cross and offer his life for you to live in slavery. Drop the chains, raise your chin, set your jaw, and advance on life… don’t retreat.
Never allow anyone to hold you captive. Never allow another person to own your freedom. Never allow another person the right to use you for their own gain. Christ died so you would have eternal life. And Christ died so you could experience the Kingdom of God right here… right now…in this present life.
Stand firm in your faith, stand firm in your hope, and never back down from the call of Christ. Never.
2 Minute Drill
Who has their thumb on you and controls your thoughts?
Name one talent you have that could offer hope to someone else.
PRAY: God, remove the chains from my life. I don’t want to live like an empty shell. Show me how to walk away from those who control me, and teach me how to help others drop their chains. Amen.