This quote is applicable to most people’s lives at some point. We often let it happen without even knowing it.
The GOOD NEWS is however that we are FREE!
In John 8:34-36 (NKJV) Jesus is talking to His disciples:
Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
We are free through the blood of Jesus. We sit in our own or sometimes someone else’s prison with the door broken wide open. We might be totally unaware that we are free, or we might be bound in these open prisons by fear. Whatever the case may be, the door is open. I actually just realised that the door isn’t open, it is gone. There are no walls to this prison, it is gone. There are no chains, it is gone. All by the blood of Christ. Yet we believe the lies from the enemy and sit bound in a prison that in God’s reality does not exist.
Jesus made us free. We are free indeed. Let God open your eyes so that you may see that there is no door, walls or chains that are keeping you in this prison you find yourself in. No one can keep you in this prison (not even you) only you let them. Choose God. Choose Jesus. Choose the Holy Spirit. God loves you and because of this He sent His Son for you, so that you can be free.
Don’t let what others think of you imprison you. The only thing that matters is what God thinks of you. It is easier said than done. But ask yourself, what really matters? In the end who will be with you, stick with you and love you, no matter what? GOD. He will never leave you nor forsake you. He will never turn His back on you. He loves you so much he gave His only Son for you – that is the magnitude of His love for you. He’s thoughts about you are of peace and a hopeful future. He makes you the head and not the tail. He anoints you. He is and was and will always be the same. The thoughts and love He has for you will NEVER EVER change! Does that not matter more than what other people think of you?
May the love of the Lord set you free from whatever it is that keeps you captive. Do not allow it to let you believe that you are not free. You are a child of God, the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Creator, the Healer, the Caretaker, the Almighty Father!
Listen to Jesus Culture’s song – Holding nothing back. This is such an anthem of being free. Here are some of the lyrics God just place in my heart:
I’m free to live
Free to give
Free to be
I’m free to love You
Let’s make a joyful noise to our God and Saviour. WE ARE FREE!