This year, I’m starting with a word – just one word. There’s nothing really special about this word. In fact, it’s a word that is used often, so often that it’s started to lose the power of its true meaning. But to me, this word is revolutionary.
You see, I’ve realized how much of the work that I do revolves around that one little word.
Freedom from the grip of poverty
Freedom from the sex trade
Freedom from darkness
But as I am fighting for freedom for the captives, I am also fighting for freedom for my captive soul.
Freedom from my fears
Freedom from expectations
Freedom from self-doubt
I’m passionate about bringing freedom to those trapped in darkness around the world … justice for all. But if that’s true, then I must start with myself. I need to be freed from anything holding me back. I need God to help me break free before I can help others experience true freedom. I must let go of fear, anxiety, self-doubt, fear of failure, fear of the unknown, feelings of inadequacy and of never being enough. I must let go.
When Christ sets us free, we are then empowered and commissioned to lead others into that same freedom.
So I’m declaring this the year of freedom. Freedom for the captives and freedom for my captive soul. Will you join me?
Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you. Galatians 5:1