I Want To Be Free

Freedom is an internal achievement rather than an external adjustment. Adam Powell

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to be free. Free from worry, free from stress, free from painful hurts, and free from the chains of the past. Have you ever considered that it is possible? Have you ever taken the first step toward true freedom?

Although complete freedom from these things is not possible, there is enough freedom available to make it worth your while.

Often our lives are like a wild animal in a large zoo. We have all the comforts of home, all the proper foods, all the proper care, and all things we are familiar with. After a period of time we adjust to our smaller place, our metal cage, the restrictions and limitations they bring.

We fall into our routine, sleeping, eating, playing, workings, etc. After awhile we resign ourselves to our lot, we become comfortable in our surrounding, we quit lunging against our restraints, we simply learn to live.

We have freedom but they are set by someone else, we have time but its not our own, we have what we need to survive, but not what it takes to thrive. Our cage has become our safety net. We no longer have to worry about the dangers we faced in the open spaces. We don’t have to fend for ourselves anymore, our docile environment dampens our ambitions and shrinks our dreams.

It’s possible that even if you could you would not want to leave the comfort and security of your cage for the openness of a world without boundaries. Why because you would be faced once again with your fears, and hurts and stresses that you were running away from. You would have to meet the challenge not run from it.

It’s true isn’t it that whether you live in the open plains or in a plain cage you are never totally free. But, here is the question. Would you rather have freedom that a metal cage brings, or freedom that the whole world allows? Would you rather live in a shrinking square, or in an expanding horizon? Would you rather have less fears but no freedom, or more freedoms with fears?

The choice is before you.

Choose the world before you, not the cage behind you. Choose the open spaces not the four walled dungeons. Choose to live free.

Living free is knowing life can be tough. Living free doesn’t hide the pain. Living free will not stop all the losses. Living free will not bring only cloudless days. But living free is the only way to be free.

The opposite of free is to be bound. That is what your fears, failures, pains, and problems try to do. They want to put you in bondage, place you in prison, or rob you of your freedom. Don’t let it. I would rather die living, than living only to die. I would rather fail trying, than not try again. I would rather blow it daring to believe, than sitting in my metal cage wishing I was free.

So now we know. To be free means you refuse to let life sadden you. To be free means you refuse to let pain stop you. To be free means you refuse to sell yourself short. To be free is to live with expectancy and hope that the best is now.

As long as you have the ability to choose you are free, free as you can be. It’s your choice, so seize the moment and start a life of freedom today.

Pastor Leon Wallace

Published in: on June 28, 2010 at 1:51 pm  Leave a Comment  

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