For as long as I can remember, I have lived with anxiety and fear with a side of depression.
I was the girl who only ever tried out for teams if I was certain that I would make it. I didn’t want to fail, stand out or to be noticed at all. Can’t I blend in?
I wasn’t as smart as her, as outgoing as him or as vocally gifted as, well, anyone.
Anytime I would even consider being free from my self-imposed isolation my inner dialogue would question:
- Can God use me, a sinner?
- Are my gifts even worthwhile?
- What will you think of me if I act on this?
- Won’t I hinder more than help the Kingdom of God?
If it’s self-defeating, I’ve probably thought it.
But I’m slowly learning to see myself and to love myself how God does and to give that kind of love away unabashedly. And that is my vision for this space, as well.
Life Unabashed is simply this:
Living confidently in the freedom of Christ so that we may be instruments of God’s love to others.
We are free from the bondage of sin.
We are free to live our lives boldly and unhindered by the world because we have the promise of heaven.
Let’s rest in these Truths today and always.
5 Scriptures About Being Free in Christ
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
2 Corinthians 3:17
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.
For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin—because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.
Isn’t this truth so much better than the lies we tell ourselves?
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