Bondage

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~picture is not mine.

What is bondage? Ask yourself these questions: 1) What specific area of captivity do you face and 2) What specific ways and lengths of time God employed to set you free?

Most of us unknowingly limit our perceptions of captivity to those bonds we’ve personally witnessed or experienced.

Painful testimonies of Christians who struggle with lust, patterns of falling into sexual sin, struggles with homosexuality, a fear of men because of childhood abuse, inability to love people fully (including your own spouse and children), the compulsion to steal, habitual dishonesty, the bitterness that flows from physical abuse as a child, your deep insecurity that stole your friendship away, anger towards God, doubt, discouragement,  loneliness, a chronic lack of satisfactions etc.

Keep in mind, these are testimonies of those who hand found freedom in Christ. Imagine how many are still struggling!

Some TRUTHS to remind you:

  • Christ came to set the captives free–no matter what kind of yoke binds them
  • He came to bind up the brokenhearted–no matter what broke the heart
  • He came to open the eyes of the blind–no matter what veiled their vision

References: 2 Peter 3:9, Galatians 5:1, Isaiah 61:1-4 and Luke 4:14

I hope you all took the time to read this post. All credit goes to Beth Moore, author of Breaking Free: Discover the Victory of Total Surrender

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