Despite all appearances of looking fit, healthy, wealthy, accomplished, accepted and happy, everyone seeks freedom in their lives. Freedom from their fears, freedom from their past, freedom from their poor opinion of themselves. Freedom from other people’s opinions of them. True freedom is a journey of the narrow path. Usually, because it is difficult through this narrow path, we settle for distractions and quick fixes in the form of overworking, criticising others, self-criticising, materialism, self-fixing, self-harm.
For me, the journey of freedom this season includes combatting the lie that I am not good enough. It took a close burnout, a much needed vacation, a few counselling sessions, spiritual healing exercises and quiet time with God to start the journey of healing, and the discipline of changing my bad habit of overcompensating in my work. The foundation of all these exercises is the revelation that Jesus Christ has set us free indeed. Freedom is not free, that is true, and Christ paid for it in full. True freedom is a journey of the narrow path, because this narrow path is Jesus. Only Jesus has paid for this freedom, and only He can set us free.
Instead of wanting to be free from, now we can be free to.
A new year, a fresh start.
May the new year show you His unfailing love as you entrust your life to Him.
New printable available here.
Wishing you a blessed time and a great moment of remembering HOPE that stepped into darkness, shining a light and leading us into eternal life!
We love you, Jesus! May your name be lifted high.
Better late than never! What’s my excuse? A VERY busy and crazy year. And I thank God, and then the people I have been able to serve through AMEN Designs. Some of you have shared your testimony with me. I have prayed with you. AMEN Designs has been a blessing because I am able to do all these. So here I am, hoping to offer this free printable to say “thank you” and to encourage all of us to keep thanking God because He is good and His love does endure forever. Click here to download the free printable.