But the cost of being in bondage is greater than the cost of being free. The cost of staying in bondage to to unhealthy patters is a lack of peace of mind, despair and even one’s health.
I was looking through pictures of when I felt free (or free-er I should say) of the struggle of body image and weight issues. I love this shot because it captures me doing something I was made to do. I also believe I was at a healthy-for-me weight and I want to get back there. I’m not free where I’m at, though I do believe I am a work of art – marvelously created no matter what my body size or shape.
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be burdened by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1
We each must ask ourselves this question with brutal honesty – are we willing to pay the price to experience freedom? Right now, I’m worried I’m not ready, but I’m praying I get there….soon.
What do you need to experience freedom from in your life? Are you willing to pray the price?