Free to be Free

Over the past few years I have begun to realize that many Christians are not free.  They are free in the sense that they accepted Christ but they are not free because they have not chosen to walk in the freedom Christ provided.  It’s really easy to get stuck into a rut of thinking your past problems define who you are today.  It’s really easy to allow past struggles to define you.  Many people don’t want to let go of the pain of their past because it has become intertwined with their identity of today.  Holding onto the pain of past negative experiences as a mechanism of protecting yourself from future pain is not healthy.  Galatians 5:1 says “It was for freedom that Christ set us free.”  Anyone who wants to be truly free needs to take the step of giving all their hurts, all their pains, all their bitterness and unforgiveness over to Christ.  It’s a huge step to take and it can be overwhelming to think about forgiving those who have hurt you but it is the only way to move past the past and step into the freedom that you were destined to walk in.  If you are holding onto your past, it is time to let it go.

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