In her article, Marissa encourages people to fight for their freedom, and to fight hard. Way too many people just give up the fight. One of her favorite quotes (which might become one of my favorites quotes) simply says:
“It doesn’t take years–it takes choices.”
That is so true! Â So often, we convince ourselves that freedom must be walked out over years of counsel and ministry and renewing our mind, yet so often, it really comes down to the choices we make. Marissa gives a great analogy to illustrate this:
Imagine if the route you took on your way home had a huge hole in the ground and if no matter how hard you tried you fell in it every time and you continued to hurt yourself. Wisdom would say there is a practical thing you can do about this… pick a different route home. Itâ€™s a simple choice with dramatic results, which isÂ NOT falling and continuing to hurt yourself.Â Your choices are powerful to produce change. For those that love their plan and think their route is the best, this lesson can take a little longer (and Iâ€™ve been there too).
She closes up the blog with some encouraging scriptures:
Draw your Sword! (Find your truth)
â€œFor the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.â€
Get Power! (Involve the Holy Spirit)
Jesus said in John 14:26
â€œBut the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.â€
â€œNow may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.â€
1 Corinthians 2:12-14
â€œNow we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. These things we also speak, not in words which manâ€™s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.â€
Prayer: Father, show me that freedom can start today. Help me to walk in your Spirit and draw from your heavenly power to walk in strength, confidence and courage.