What an awesome thought to think about going from being in the prison of things on earth into a freedom where nothing in this world has a hold of our heart, soul, and mind. Wow, what a novel idea! No one in their right mind would turn down that opportunity.
Unfortunately that’s exactly what we do on a frequent basis is turn down the opportunity to be truly free. Our idea of freedom is to be free to do whatever we want whenever we want in spite of any consequences.
We don’t realize that by doing just that we have done the opposite of finding freedom. We bind ourselves up in our own little prison cells. Like the young child determined to be free to choose to smoke if they want finds themselves later bound in the chains of lung cancer, emphysema, or other lung problems.
True freedom comes from God and obedience to Him, freedom from sin and the hold it creates on our heart, soul, and mind. It releases us from that which we often attach ourselves to that cannot love us back, cannot free us, nor save us from eternal destruction. Things such as sex, drugs, alcohol, money, food, bad attitudes, and so much more that we frequently think offers so much.
We need to stop reading the graffiti on the prison walls about how fun it was to get there, and how we have the right to do this and that, and about how there is no way out once you are in. God is our way out, He was the way to never enter but we failed to listen. It is through Him that true lasting, eternal freedom is found. Don’t pass the chance to be “truly” free in a freedom that will last forever.
© 2013 Karen J Gillett @ Pencil Marks and Recipes Publishing In Udder Words Tuesday