Courtesy Of Elev8
Can you rel8 to this?
Remember the movie Amistad? While the movies protagonist Cinque (played by Djimon Hounsou) was on the ship, he pleaded with the slave masters, “Give us free! Give us free!”
love it! “Freedom is not given. It is our right at birth. But there are moments when it must be taken”.
This post is going to be short and sweet today.
I am so full of God’s victory I can’t even stand it. Isaiah 53:5 says, “He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement of our peace was upon Him and by His stripes, we ARE healed.” I shared this with a friend of mine after evaluating my hearts condition. It had been sad. A wound had been reopened and by all appearances, I had relapsed – fallen back into a place of bitterness and resentment that would take another few years to recover from. He encouraged me that there wasn’t time…there was too much to look forward to – I needed to deal with the sadness once and for all and move the hell on (*chuckle*). It was a pretty raw conversation, but it resonated with my spirit. I meditated on it all day and when I awakened in the morning, the Holy Spirit of God spoke to me about the freedom that we all have access to through Christ because of His death. His wounds on the cross freed us from sins sting. Yes! In the past couple of years I have experienced some really heavy stuff, enough to make some people lay down their religion and do a few things that would warrant a long and lonely vacation. But I realize that I am free. Christ freed me. The sin of the past (whether mine of otherwise) can no longer choke the life out of me. It has no more power. Now here’s the caveat, just because Christ died, just because I am free – doesn’t mean that I am exempt from the sorrowful fallout that will occasionally seep through the cracks. God IS merciful and He will only give you what you can handle. And if that means giving me the strength to pull my strings together that I am woven back to health, then later revealing more – knowing that I am now better equipped to handle it…so-be-it – to God be the glory. The challenge is in how I handle it. Do I completely fall apart or do I dust myself off and keep it pushing – understanding that because we live in a sin-sick world, we will have residue from the garbage that we may have faced in the past. Phew! What a revelation!! Thanks Harlem native!!!
So…I ask the question, is there anything that is oppressing you? If so…GET FREE! Take it back and be aggressive about it! You’ll be able to breath, live, dream and love without hindrances if you do. Get free ya’ll!! It feels good to be FREE!