Free to Be…
You and Me!
Have you given any thought to what personal freedom means? Or how often something as “simple” as feelings (our own or the feelings and opinions of others) prevent us from enjoying freedom?
We often need to gain freedom from fear, freedom from worry and anxiety, freedom from caring what others think, and freedom to follow God’s plan for our lives–before we can truly be free to be ourselves.
This quote seems especially relevant…
“Fear seems to be an epidemic in our society.
Are you afraid of anything?
Is it rejection, failure, the past, the future, loneliness, driving, aging, the dark, heights, life, or death?
The list of fears that people experience can be endless.
You can trade in pain and paralysis for power and excitement. Don’t allow feelings of any kind to dominate you, but instead remember that God says, ‘Fear not.’
We must be determined that we will obey Him in this area. Fear may present itself as a feeling, but if we refuse to bow down to it, that is all it is…a feeling!”
–Joyce Meyer in “The Confident Woman Devotional”
So What About YOU?
What does freedom mean to you?
Have you allowed fear to hold you back?