Spring is here. Trees are blooming and life feels more vibrant.
Warmer temperatures have loosened up my dormant muscles. There is a lightness in my spirit that is hidden during winter. There is a freedom to just be and love and grow that lacks credibility in the dark, winter months of my soul.
Embracing freedom leaves a legacy that conquers stagnant motives and uninhabited thoughts. Embracing freedom opens our hearts to explore new ways. At the same time, when we actively seek freedom we influence those around us to aspire to the same thing.Freedom is the next step in releasing fear, the belief that "I can't", and taking hold of the courage God promises each of us. Embracing Freedom: A Legacy Builder Click To Tweet
What Will You Release in Your Quest for Freedom?
In our quest for freedom, there is no easy three-step plan to follow. If you are like me, you are great at completing the steps but somehow find yourself back where you began.
Freedom remains elusive due to my stubborn bent toward being perfectly capable. Or I find that in the process of releasing my baggage, I have picked it back up again.
Comfortableness is no joke. Why change the familiar when we already know what to expect?
But freedom of any kind requires a gradual release of what we know for what is new and uncertain.
What will you release in your quest for freedom? How will you let it go once and for all?
I find I know the answers to these questions but I am not always good at the follow through.
My own journey to freedom is ongoing. Embracing freedom is a hope-lifter, courage-booster, and weight-reducer.
For years, I have looked for freedom from comparison, body shame, and not believing I am good enough. It is time to release these once and for all to God.
You may feel some of the same things. But God calls us to lay our burdens at the foot of the cross. He would love to carry them for us (Matt. 11:28).
The psalmist says, “Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens” (Psalms 68:19).
We can let go because we have Someone strong enough to carry us into freedom.
Letting Go Leads You to Freedom
You may be asking yourself if freedom is for you.
Let me be clear if God is willing and strong enough and He is, He will show you the way to freedom. If you release your burdens, God will lead you to the hope that ends in freedom in Him.
I’m on the second leg of my journey in life.
As a local baseball commentator used to say, “I’m rounding third and heading home.” It sums up where I am in my life. I’m okay with that but would love to capture some of the freedom God promises before I finally head home. Is that something you strive for too?
We can trust that God will follow through even if it takes us multiple times to do the same.
In Timothy, we read, “He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone., This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time” (1 Tim. 2:6, NLT).
Jesus bought our freedom when He sacrificed Himself on the cross to wipe away our sins and bring us into new life.
I work so hard for freedom when it is already guaranteed to me as a daughter of God. Does this sound familiar?
What would it look like if we let God lead us to freedom?
How would our lives look and feel different if we didn’t need to work so hard for the freedom that has already been won?
Embracing freedom is a choice. It is an easy “yes” as God’s daughter. I know I need to lay down the roadblocks that get in my way.
I see my sons, DILs, and grandbabies watching my every move. They look to me for wisdom and how to take the first step into the newness of their challenges. I love being that person for them.
My next step is to trust God first in my own journey of embracing freedom. I don’t want my people to see me struggle with freedom because I forget that God already has it figured out for us.
What is your next step when seeking freedom and growing your legacy?
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