Wow! What a world we live in right now, huh? Countries at war, American citizens at war, opposite perspectives on almost every subject, miscommunication, lies, hatred, bitterness. We are the Divided States of America indeed. Wait a minute! Didn’t Jesus say all of this would happen? Didn’t He?
“Watch that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, claiming, “I am the Christ, and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains…Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.” Matt. 24:4-8
Sometimes it is hard to be surrounded with negative people, press, actions and hurt. Sometimes it can overtake us and we engage; not as how the Lord would have us live, but as the enemy has dictated. Stand firm, readers. Look up and know the Lord God is bigger than anything happening on this earth. His love encompasses us all, no matter what opinions we hold. He died for all. He rose for all. We have many freedoms in our country, but His freedom is the ultimate; to live and be as He created us to be, without the chains of fear, flaws, and failures.
Many live in fear and have no hope, but we can be the light in this dark world by how we speak, act, encourage others, come alongside those who are in need, and live our walk with God the best we can. We can show them what true freedom can look like when we put our complete trust in Him and let Him work His plan out. That’s right; HIS plan.
My hope for each of you is that you find God’s freedom to live life without the confines of fears, flaws, and failures. These are not of God, but effective tools of the enemy to make us less than God created us to be. There are wars in our world, but there is also a war for your soul and your freedom in Christ. Now is the day to begin taking captive of every negative thought, word and deed. “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Cor. 10:5
Our guest on Tuesday, Janurary 31, on Chained No More Talk Radio, will talk about “Living Free From Fears, Flaws, and Failures.” Her name is Nicole Unice and she is the author of “Brave Enough: Getting Over Our Fears, Flaws, and Failures to Live Bold and Free.” She lived with a lot of fear and anxiety and will tell her story of how she was able to become free from those chains. Tune in at 2pm ET on www.toginet.com. You can also download her podcast at www.toginet.com/shows/chainednomore, beginning later that day.
Here’s an idea for today. Turn the media off, look away from the FB screens, go to the concordance in your Bible and look up the words FREE, FREED,FREEDOM, AND FREELY. A new beginning of living free. You deserve it!