«Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage» (Galatians 5: l).
THE ISSUE OF FREEDOM is discussed in various forums, by various scholars who are specialists in the matter, as well as by ordinary people like you and me. Young and old, from different cultures and communities, raise their voices demanding freedom. Women and men also engage in discussions to make it clear, in those terms that suit them best, that they consider freedom to be their right. The truth is that freedom was a gift from God to His creatures, which we voluntarily renounce whenever we decide to stop relying on Him. We don’t realize that in doing so, we chain ourselves to a power that dominates us, robbing us of that precious treasure called freedom.
This is one reason why many women live in the psychological prisons of fear, anxiety, and bitterness. By trying to be «free» without counting on God, we build impenetrable walls that separate us not only from God, but also from others. Thus, we limit our performance to a poor, miserable, and narrow scenario where we only survive, without enjoying the thrill of a fulfilled life in Jesus Christ. Someone said, «There are many people who dream of freedom but are still in love with their chains. » Thats so true.
The freedom that God offers us isn’t the irresponsible debauchery of those who wish to do whatever comes their way, regardless of the consequences. The free woman in Christ has before her a scenario of enormous opportunities for personal growth. Freedom in God allows us to become what He wants us to be, without trying to be like anyone else.
The woman who chooses to be free:
Dreams her dreams with God.
Loves unfettered by pain.
Sets up limits to preserve her integrity and dignity.
Exercises her autonomy.
Expresses her emotions without hurting others.
Is authentic and original.
Doesn’t allow herself to be pushed to do what goes against her principles.
Looks for the good in herself and others.
Starts and ends her day by giving thanks for the blessings received.
Dear friend, choose to be free, with that freedom that breaks chains, but at the same time sets healthy limits to ensure your daily walk with God.