Royal Magistrate: The prisoner wishes to say a word.
William Wallace: [shouts loud and long] Freedom!
The past few months I have felt a struggle going on within me. I was not even sure why, but I was having a hard time believing that God would really bring me to the place that I know He so clearly called me to, England.
I just couldn’t shake the feeling that while God may come through in a big way for others (bringing others into a beautiful new way of living out their calling) that He would not do so with me.
In my head I knew that it did not make any sense that God would ignore me, that He would lead me all this way just to abandon me, yet that was how I was starting to feel, all the same.
Knowing that God is no respecter of persons, I turned to my friend and asked for prayer.
As she started to pray she immediately asked God to feel that hole inside me that caused me to feel less than, not enough. She prayed protection over my mind and that peace would flood my heart.
It hit home immediately.
I realized that I had never quite been able to shake the feeling that the great things that God had for me would never come to fruition because I was never quite good enough.
I immediately realized that was a lie, that I needed to stop living through how I felt and start living based on the truth of the Word.
The next morning I woke up to one thought in my head, “You are worth it.” It was somewhat surprised because I felt as if it was a word directly from God to me.
I questioned God asking, “Me?”
He immediately replied, “Yes you. You are worth so much to me that I sent my only son to die for you. You matter to me, you are my daughter and I love you so very, very much.”
Then I got it!
After all the years, struggles, pain, triumphs, disillusionments, a-ha moments, and hours delving into the word, I got it.
God loves me and has great future in store for ME.
Not because of what I have done or didn’t do but because He loves me.
There is a freedom in that.
There is a freedom in knowing that you are not God’s unloved step-child that just barely made it into the family, the one that forced to live in the attic and given a list of “must do” chores that never get done.
No I am an equal Child of God that has been redeemed by His love and mercy.
So are you.
What a world it would be if we could all just throw off our shackles of feeling not enough and walk in the freedom of God’s love.
Knowing that God wants to lead us and guide us into the perfect future that He has for us because He wills it, not because we earn it.
Let us wake every morning and looking in the mirror shout (like Wallace) “Freedom!” and then walk in it.
Let us go for all that God has for us, and not allow the enemy a foothold in the door to our future.
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There is a line in a song that asks
“Do I live like your love is true?“
I love that !
What a radical thing it would be if we, as Christians would do just that.
If we would trust God enough to actually do what He calls us to do (even if we are scared or even if we have to wait), because we know that He loves us enough to be watching over us and will guide us to where He wants to be.
So often I think God could not be saying that to me, and I remain silent.
I tell myself it is not God, because in reality I am afraid that if I step out I might look stupid, or might get myself in a bad situation.
But living like God actually really loves me, means not holding back.
It means following my father’s lead and not being afraid because I KNOW that He LOVES ME and will get me to where I need to be.
I am tired of living as a laid back Christian.
We are called to be radical.
After all Jesus did just that and we are supposed to follow Him.
And to be radical we just need to live like we are loved!!!