I Choose To Be Free – Beloved Women – November 30, 2021
READ: “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:36 ESV)
TODAY’S ENCOURAGEMENT: During this pandemic, I have been working on getting the ground ready for my patio. I believe that one of the hardest things in this process is tilling the ground. You put in long hours, it is tiring, it takes up a lot of your time, and you are putting a lot of energy into it. If you have never done landscaping for yourself before, it is a whole lot of work. Once you have completed the process, how amazing it is to be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
After I tilled the ground, I then had to use the rack to clear the area, shovel up the access dirt, put the dirt in a wheelbarrow, and put it on the other side of the house. Doing that over and over can take a lot out of you, but your determination to keep going is what causes you to make it to the finish line. There were some places that I had to till more than once, because it was not leveled out and there was still grass and roots that took a little more time to get them out. I would occasionally look back to see the progress I had made, yet I still had a long way to go.
God is tilling the ground within us, our hearts, and our minds. He is uprooting those things that have been embedded in us all the way back to our childhood. The unforgiveness against those who have hurt us and caused us pain. He is uprooting those negative images and words that have been spoken over us and to us. It is all a part of His purpose and plan that we walk in total victory, and that we are made whole and free so that we can fulfill our purpose in Him.
PRAY: Dear Heavenly Father, we thank You that whom the Son set free is free indeed. Though the process of who You have called us to be can be difficult at times, help us to not stop in the middle of the process. Give us a renewed strength to keep going. In Jesus’ Name, amen.
REFLECT: What are things that you are still holding onto? What are the steps you need to take to free yourself?
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Originally published Tuesday, 30 November 2021.