Life is a journey, and I have been on a wonderful healing one. I can’t wait to share my journey with you and encourage you in your own.
Life is best lived out in community. No pretense. No hype. Just authenticity and realizing we’re all walking wounded.
I used to pride myself on living a life of independence and self confidence. Funny how trying to live in the strength of one’s own talents, abilities, social standing, or (insert your own bondage-in-disguise) actually gets in the way of truly living.
For me, it was easy to hide behind my talents and abilities, as if they were a badge that proved my life worthy. It wasn’t long before they became a trophy I desperately grasped and held close to my heart when threatened by a knock out round in the fight for personal significance. And so was being a perfectionist, self-confidence, control-freak, and leader.
I sought comfort in them all, but they simply couldn’t deliver. No matter how desperately I wanted them to. In fact trusting in them only led me down a path of bondage.
For you, it may be something different. Bondage is like that; it comes custom-fit to your personality and experiences, making its introduction through the bumps and bruises you encounter in this life. But don’t be embarrassed; we all fall into bondage. And because we are blind (or used) to the weight and chains, we slog through life thinking the suffocation of our soul is normal. But it isn’t.
So friend, I welcome you to join me in a journey of small steps into freedom–the kind of freedom and healing that the Creator who made you longs to give you.
The Lord sets the prisoners free… and opens the eyes of the blind… (Psalm 146:7,8)