I was trapped in a world that I had created, and with a creation that I wasn’t happy with.
For the longest time, I thought I wasn’t good enough to be more that what I was. That what ever life gave me I had to settle for, and if something better was out there, it would find me and accept me with all of my baggage.
That way of thinking had me sitting on my couch, watching whatever was on television, drinking whatever someone handed to me. I just didn’t care about bettering myself. I only wanted to get through that day, make it to bed, sleep and wake up and do it all again.
I didn’t know how to change my life. I was chained to my old way of living. Trapped by my own choices.
So I was invited to church by a friend of mine. After visiting the church a few times, I ended up joining this program called Freedom. Summarized: It was a Christian small group program where you learn about how to be free in Christ.
You know that feeling you get when you can’t move forward because you don’t know what forward is, and the past is clinging to you. Everything feels so heavy on you, that you become overwhelmed with life. You feel trapped. God doesn’t want us feeling trapped. He wants you free, He wants me FREE!
God wants me walking in his peace!
He doesn’t want me worrying and stressed, all of that is a distraction and it keeps me from worshipping him.
At the end of the Freedom semester, I made the decision to be free. I sat my “bags” down and started walking towards freedom and Christ. I do get distracted sometimes and it shows, but I refuse to pick those bags back up. My yoke is so much lighter now.