Freedom thoughts #1

Freedom is the ability to do what’s right. Bondage compels us to do what’s wrong. Pride and prejudice are demonstrations of bondage, not of freedom.

Freedom begins within. It banishes tormenting thoughts, enslaving habits, and devouring desires.

Accepting responsibility for your wrong actions is a declaration of freedom. Blaming is admission that you’re in bondage.

If you won’t (or can’t) control your thoughts, feelings and desires, you’re not free. It’s meaningless to talk about fighting for freedom, if you won’t courageously fight to be free from the control of your own imprisoning temptations, habits, and feelings.

When you allow any desire to take control and override your ability to choose to resist it, freedom is lost. The most challenging and ignored freedom is the freedom to consistently think, say, and do what is right.

It’s hard to be truly free if we won’t let go of our mental and emotional chains.

When you allow thoughts that you don’t like, to stay in your mind, you’ve given up your freedom of thought.

Cravings, compulsions, and tormenting thoughts are inner thieves that strive to steal your freedom. Our own habits, desires, cravings, and compulsions, limit our freedom more than outward restrictions do. Freedom lies in not being controlled by them.

The key to freedom from bitterness and resentment is genuine forgiveness.

If you have political freedom but are in bondage to feelings and desires, your not truly free.

Daily following and obeying the living Jesus is the way to freedom from mental and emotional slavery.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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