You Are Called to be Free

Free

 

Hello friend,

I can’t believe an entire week has passed since we last met up (minus the whole sharing of the coffee house experience). Settle your body deep into my navy blue over sized couch; let your mind find rest in the rhythmic music playing softly in the background.  Allow your soul to find peace in a safe place that is my living room and my blog. You are most welcome here.

Last week we talked about purpose. We talked about how the answer to three main questions of life (Who am I, why am I here, and where am I going) will determine how you choose to live your life. If you can’t remember or didn’t read it, feel free to go back and read it now. Don’t worry, I’ll wait 🙂

Now that we’re all on the same page, I’d like to expand. Did you know that you are called to be free? Although we are not physically captive and behind bars, many of us carry guilt, shame, fear and other baggage that is detrimental to our health, our purpose and our calling. Did you know that there is a whole branch of Psychology called Positive Psychology, which studies the effects of stress on your life? By releasing this unnecessary baggage, we can step forward in truth. We can reclaim our lives and walk in a journey towards wholeness.Free

In speaking with and getting to know various people from different places and life circumstances, the one thread that remained constant was a past. *insert dramatic music here* We all have a past. I know. It’s shocking.

I am here to tell you that you are not the mistakes you’ve made.

You can accept the forgiveness and grace that God offers you. He’s waiting there with arms open wide. His love for you is lavish and overflowing. I want to close today’s conversation with an amazing song by Flame feat. NF called, Start Over. I’ve included the lyrics below.

Everybody’s got a blank page

A story they’re writing today

A wall that they’re climbing

You can carry the past on your shoulders

Or you can start over

Regrets, no matter what you’ve gone through

Jesus, He gave it all to save you

He carried the cross on His shoulders

So you could start over

Don’t let your heart be troubled

Don’t be afraid

To the broken-hearted that wished that they’d

Never been born, never been torn, never sinned, never disobeyed

I know you think there’s no hope, but that ain’t true, Jesus saves!

I know you feelin’ regret

(Like I) brought this all on myself

(Like I) messed it up bing time, and this time I don’t deserve God’s help

(Thinking) how how can God forgive me after knowin’ what I did (can He?)

After knowin’ that I hid from Him, and I stayed away and backslid (listen)

Jesus came for the sick (so true)

Jesus came for the weak (amen)

Jesus came to give good news and have set the captives free (amen)

Jesus came for the poor (amen)

Jesus came with the keyes (amen)

Jesus came to remove the chains so the prisoners are released (amen)

Everybody’s got a blank page

A story they’re writing today

A wall that they’re climbing

You can carry the past on your shoulders

Or you can start over

Regrets, no matter what you’ve gone through

Jesus, He gave it all to save you

He carried the cross on His shoulders

So you could start over

See, HIs love is deeper than the ocean floor

Run to His arms like an open door

God the Father sent the Son

So men can come and be free and ain’t gotta run no more (that’s what He said)

Come to me, all who are weary; with heavy burdens, I’ll give you rest

Separated you from your sin, as far as the East is from the West (He said)

Thrown in a sea of forgetfulness

What sin, what offense?

And when them waves come crahing in, I’ll calm the winds in your defense (that’s what He said)

So, whatever it is that you’ve done

He put that punishment on His Son

You’ll never come under His condemnation conquer sin and Satan, and his accusations

So, dry your eyes, lift up your head

Hallelujah! God is not dead!

Plus He gave us His peace, and He took our guilt on the cross instead

Took our place and now we embrace

A clean slate with the eyes of faith

We know unfailing love, unfailing love, it’s not too late, start over

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