True Freedom

There are many people in the world today that have been
saved from a condition yet remain stuck in it. You don’t
believe me, that’s fine.

Let me explain to you what I mean by “saved yet stuck”. You can be physically, outwardly saved or removed from a thing and nonetheless be mentally or inwardly shackled to that very same thing.

When I became a Christian I naively thought all of my negative beliefs, thoughts, bad habits and actions would immediately disappear after I gave my life to Jesus. That didn’t happen.

By becoming all you were created to be and sharing your gift with others you will make the world a better place. I had been water baptized as well as baptized in the Holy Spirit. But, my drug addiction still held me in bondage.

Before I go any further let me warn the non Christian folks, you are not off the hook. There are many people in the world today that have been
saved from a condition yet remain stuck in it. I will prove it a little later.

There are many people in the world today that have been saved from a condition yet remain stuck in it. You don’t believe me, that’s fine.

I submit to you that there are people who have been in abusive relationships. And although they are out of the relationship and the abusive individual physically lives hundreds of miles away.

They are mentally stuck in a relationship that has been over for years. They are still experiencing the pain, the angry and the fear as though they are still attached to their oppressor.

There are people who were told hurtful, humiliating, negative things as a child that they relive on a regular basis. They are now adults making evaluations based on something that may have happened ten, twenty, thirty, forty, or fifty years ago. They are making decisions today based on fifty year old emotional data.

While looking back on my childhood I came to a profound revelation. We are guided by our parents, by our teachers, by our jobs, society, the media, we become experts in our weaknesses and spend our lives trying to repair these flaws, while our gifts lie dormant and neglected. But in actuality they were stuck themselves.

So we now come to the million dollar question. How do I move from saved yet stuck to saved and free? My pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes has a wonderful, empowering recipe for dealing with failures, setbacks, mistakes or being stuck. Bishop Jakes’s simply say that “you must admit it, quit it and forget it”.

Yes the event happened, now is the time to stop committing so much energy to reliving the experience. Today you must forget those things which are behind you and reach for those positive things ahead of you.

True freedom comes from the renewing of your mind. You must perceive it before you can receive it. You must see yourself as free before you can truly be free. It is up to you to go out and create the world you want to live in. The decision is yours! If you are like me your transformation may not occur over night. So don’t become discourage with the process. You can do it step by step!

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. by Dwight D. Eisenhower

YOU ARE JUST A STEP AWAY!