There are many definitions for the word free. The ones that hit closest to my heart are these:
FREE: Not determined by anything beyond it’s own nature of being – capable of choosing for itself.
FREE: Relieved from something burdensome, not bound, restricted or confined.
FREE: Not restricted by conforming to conventional forms, open to all comers.
I love the word free. Not because I desire to do what I want, whenever I want, but rather a freedom to simply be. To be the person I was created to be. To not be determined my anything beyond my own nature of being. Free to choose my joy. Free to let go of the chains that have held me captive for so many years. Free to not conform to any conventional form, free to be different. I will be turning 34 in a few days and I will tell you it has taken me all 34 years of my life to discover who I am and honestly I don’t believe that I will ever be completely discovered. That’s what is beautiful. Everyday is a new chapter. I read in a book today that we as women, as Christians, often go through life feeling off, not understanding these unsettled feelings, emotions, or hurts. It isn’t until we get to the bottom of our being that we really understand. That’s exactly what I have been doing this year, getting to the very bottom of my being, discovering the real me under the mess.
My heart is filled with joy as I look forward to wading through the next 31 days, writing here how I am discovering all of the ways I can be free, be free to be me!
Join me on this journey and follow my journey and maybe you too will find your free along the way.
I leave today with this verse that speaks straight to my thirsty soul “So if the Son liberates you (makes you free) then you are really and unquestionably FREE.” Romans 8:36