There are many voices swirling around our heads these days, wanting to command our attention. If you are are like me, you have just this amount of mental and emotional energy to spare. Where I invest this, is of utmost importance to me. There are some things that I choose to not give any space in my mind, heart and spirit anymore. Sometimes that loud voice is the old ‘me’.
That version of me that functioned from a place of fear, shame, compromise and timidity. I don’t know what your default unhealthy emotion is or was – maybe you can relate to some of mine. She doesn’t get to tell me how to respond to life anymore. There is a freedom that comes in knowing I was made to rise, to flourish, and to live on purpose. She doesn’t get to be my ‘True North’ anymore. We met on my journey and I chose to leave her behind.
Who are you listening to these days? As we celebrate independence and freedom in this nation – remember one of the greatest war being fought today is for our very soul. Someone wants us to merely exist as a watered down version of who God created us to be. To live disconnected from the only true life-giving source- The God who loves us unconditionally. It is not OK. We are blessed with the freedom to choose to live on purpose and to live fulfilled lives. Many voices will echo all the reasons we can’t. One of the voices that sometimes shout the loudest is the one who follows us everywhere we go. Our own!!
It’s not what others say about you that truly matters- It’s what you believe about yourself. I choose to believe what God says about me. How about you? Are there some voices you need to silence?
‘I’ll never be more loved than I am right now
Wasn’t holding You up
So there’s nothing I can do to let You down
It doesn’t take a trophy to make You proud
I’ll never be more loved than I am right now ‘ [JIREH – Elevation Worship & Maverick City]
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old life has gone, the new has begun! [2 Cor 5:17 a]
** Thanks for reading – You are free to choose – Choose life.