Redemption and freedom are the theme of my blog and the daily theme of my life. Not that I have fully achieved, but each day I must choose to walk in the redemption and freedom that I have been given.
It is easy to let a negative mind, a bad choice, a busy life, an ungrateful heart, or in apt comparisons rob me from walking in the truth of who God says I am.
Do you know what I'm talking about?
It's the thief who comes to keep us striving and wanting affirmation. The one who taunts us to juggle too many roles or laughs when we stay stuck in the shadows of dreams unmet. It's the weight of guilt, shame and fear that keep us paralyzed. It's the not enough of this and too much of that which keep us in a constant tug of war.
Whatever the method used to keep us from walking in the truth, eventually we begin to crack. Then the cracks in us give way to insecurities and accusing voices which swarm our thoughts and overrun our life. It is as if there is a battle being fought in the heart and mind, and the aftermath leaves us fragmented.
If we let these fragmented pieces stand alone, they will continue to fight to achieve their own definition of peace and fulfillment, and the battle will only get more fierce.
But God has a better way. A way of freedom and confidence. A path to make our broken incomplete lives whole.
I am the your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt so you would no longer be their slaves. I broke the yoke of slavery from your neck so you can walk with your heads held high.
Will we give God our fragments in exchange for His fullness? Will we walk with our heads held high knowing that He has broken our bondage and cleared every accusation against us?