The Joy of Being Free
Are you struggling to stay positive? , Listening to motivational speakers, positive self-talk is unable to set you free from the fear of being free?. That is because your mind is set on negative things. It takes a lot more to break that taboo of what if something went wrong. I have seen people where they would come to me and say I don’t want to be too happy else it may attract the enemy. Your freedom gets dictated by fear. Let me tell you why sometimes the above measures do not work to set you free.
Fear is the biggest reason that stops us from walking in freedom. It will scream in your head if you will leave this box you will get hurt. It will tell you that you aren’t loved. “NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOU SO STAY IN THE BOX.” Fear stops you from enjoying the fullness of love. It will tangle your feet in the captivity of not being good enough. Sometimes people live in that captivity for their entire lives.
God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7
The above scripture reminds us that how God has not created fear. But rather he empowers us with love and a sound mind. There is no impossibility when you walk in freedom. The absence of fear is the gateway to freedom. Freedom brings joy and provides ground for your heart’s ambitions and dreams to grow. it allows you to think outside the box. No longer you feel intimated by other people when you know that you are free.
When Freedom gets misinterpreted it stops people to walk in it
Now sometime freedom can be misinterpreted as a wrong choice. Taking drugs, having sex with random people, abusing, and going inappropriate is not freedom. These are the wrong choices.
“I have the right to do anything”, You say- but not everything is beneficial.
1 Corinthians 6:12
Freedom is like a best friend who will give you all the space and time to talk and explore your heart. It won’t let you suffer but it will provide you a healthy environment where you know how to function. I get judged all the time for my fashion style, for my shoes, for the colour of my lipsticks, and even for being bold.
So for me, freedom is not to let myself get affected by others. When we pay too much attention to this world who is never going to be happy with you, you limit your access from being free.
Freedom is when I wake up and look at myself with no makeup on and remind myself that what a gorgeous piece God has created. Freedom is when I can sing loud and not letting others words damage my peace.
What stops us from being free? And how to overcome those hurdles
- Unwillingness towards the change. You are too afraid to explore the world of freedom that you serve your fear like a faithful wife. You need to get the courage to be willing towards the change.
- Feeling of Unworthiness is another major factor that stops you from moving into freedom. you might have experienced in the past where you might have been told that you are not good enough. what society is going to think?. you feel that the whole world can be free but me. You are chained in the box of not being good enough.
- Past failure can haunt people for a long time. We should take our failures as our test. Learn from them. Know that freedom is your birthright. It will never kill you but it will open up a whole new concept of being new.
- Un Forgiveness towards others and yourself also stops you from enjoying freedom. sleeping in bitterness is not freedom. it’s damaging and like a slow poison, it kills your dreams and ambitions. Letting go is like a handshake with freedom
Freedom brings joy like you never had. It empowers us. It sets us free from every shame, guilt, and condemnation that came through the fear. It embraces you with all your flaws. It makes you who you really are.
And above and beyond it but your heart at rest. So be free and be you.
God bless you