Becoming free is not changing yourself into someone you think you should be. Becoming free is falling in love with who you are- right now.
So many people live in a self-imposed slavery because they’ve been betrayed by selfish lovers. Some would like to portray spiritual freedom as only a call to give up something, but it’s more of a call to gain something greater. Writer C.S. Lewis once compared our spiritual blindness to a small child’s fixation with his sandbox. When his parents remove him from the sandbox for a vacation at the beach, he may kick, scream and cry. But all this ceases at the first sight of beach, sand dunes and vast ocean horizons. Suddenly, the sandbox isn’t so appealing.
The problem isn’t that we’re seeking too much pleasure but that we’re settling for too little. We’re so infatuated with our little mud pies in the sandbox that we can’t see the vast.
You are being held back by something, In our hearts, we know there must be something more, but few have the courage to question prejudices they inherit from culture, friends, family, false religion and tyrants. Of course, our own bad decisions play a role in keeping us confined as well because we tend to justify ourselves rather than admit our guilt.
True freedom requires revolution. Our forefathers declared freedom from English tyranny by signing the Declaration of Independence, Our forefathers fought the wars of independence to free us from the rod of colonials masters,. Many people have died so people can live free in America, Africa etc.
Your mind does not know the difference between what you do want or what you don’t want, it only knows what you focus on. Many people focus on what they don’t have, what they are incapable of doing and their sicknesses.
Do not get caught up in modifying your life, allow life to change YOU. Modification is a superficial exterior veneer; change is an inner shift in consciousness. There is no such thing as a mistake- only experience. There is no such thing as failure- only people’s condemnation. There is no such thing as success- only people’s approval. Let life live through you.
Practise seeing all life around you as an aspect of yourself. In this way you shatter the illusion of separation. Pain is a measure of your resistance to change, Decide whether you want to be an onlooker of life or a participant. This is the birthplace of choice
We declare freedom from the sandbox (lies that promise life but never deliver) when we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as our savior. Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sin and rose again to break the bonds of death. He wants us to experience the vast oceans of life that flow from him as the source of eternal and abundant life. Practice reality until you overcome the illusion. It is only an illusion that you are not free, now!