Change of any sort takes Courage

Courage is a big theme in my story, and I hope it to be in yours too.

One of my mantras I say to myself is this: I want the life God died for me to have.

Galatians 5:1 tells us, “It is for freedom that we are set free.” What does this mean? It means that Jesus did not die, resurrect, and send His Spirit so that we could still be enslaved. You know the slavery well.

Not feeling good enough. 

Feeling insecure about anything and everything. 

Hiding from relationships and feeling isolated. 

Striving for acceptance and always finding it just out of reach. 

Bonded to the same ol’ sins and hooked by the same ol’ addictions.

Eating a whole container of muffins in one sitting. Ok, maybe that’s just me. 

Y’all, He came to set us free! To be loved and to love. To witness to His presence in a world that desperately needs it. Most of us are stuck.

I have a framed plaque on my bedroom wall that says, “change of any sort takes courage.” My counselor gave it to me after my first year of therapy (*ahem* one of my many years of counseling). Some of you might not think much of this quote. We change all the time. We change Spotify jams, evening plans, our minds.

I’m not talking about this kind of change.

I’m talking about the deep, face your deepest fear, transforming kind of change.

It is only possible to make courageous changes in our life when we know to whom we belong. Are you His?

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