Archive for April, 2010

I Am Free!

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

What does it mean to be free? There are synonyms:  unfettered, footloose, able to make choices, capable of acting at will, and more. But what would freedom mean in my life?

It would mean that the paralyzing indecision that seems to dog my steps would not hobble me as it has in the past and does to this day.

It would mean that my “lizard brain” would not have veto power over every idea I have.

It would mean that the habits that restrict my choices (staying up too late, sleeping in too long, wasting time online, wasting time looking for things, wasting time dithering) would no longer keep me in one place.

It would mean that the fear of looking like an idiot would not keep me from sharing and implementing my ideas.

It would mean that my way, way-down-deep doubts about what I can do would lose their power to inhibit what I actually do.

How do I find and actuate this freedom? The apostle Paul pointed the way:  Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. (2 Cor 3:17)

So…does this mean that freedom, like all the good things that come from God, is the inevitable result of, and ONLY of, a continually growing and deepening relationship with the Father? That it is not possible to become free by power of will, or by following specific self-help procedures, or by visualization?

It all goes back to the same theme:  Not by power, not by will; not by potion, not by pill;  only Jesus.Nothing but the power of Christ can free me from dependence on my “lizard brain” and my almost-, but not quite, subconscious fear of failure.