Saturday, June 26, 2010
Day 230 of Giving Thanks
My entire life has been spent living for others, doing for others and thinking of what I can do to be accepted, loved and respected. I was the “good” girl. As a kid, I never got in trouble, I played by the rules, followed them to a “T”. I carried that into my adult life too. I was a good person. I was so confined by all this. I always felt that I needed to follow the rules, not that I necessarily wanted to. Then someone shared the gospel with me, “the truth will set you free”. And, then more rules, more restrictions, I wasn’t feeling so much freedom. I was being told I “should” do this, and that.
I am here to tell you, that it is not what God had in mind for me; it is when I started listening to Him, and not others that the truth set me free. It is when the opinions, thoughts and instructions of others are none of my business.
It is in the freedoms I now have that my life is so great. Galatians 5:1 says it perfectly for me this morning.
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”
© 2012 Giving Thanks Daily, Shawn Boreta
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