Have you ever felt like you were in captivity? Not in the literal sense, but in the spiritual sense. Like you’re just walking around physically, but mentally everything is bound, everything is chained together. You want to let loose, but something continues to hold you back.

You want to breathe fresh air, but something is holding you back.

You want to be FREE, but something is holding you back.

I was there once. I felt like I was suffocating. I felt like I couldn’t break away no matter how hard I tried. This smiling being was dying on the inside because I was so bound, that I didn’t want to look up. And I didn’t know what the cause of it was. I would pray and ask God to show me, and nothing happened. I cried many nights in this bondage, I just wanted to be FREE, I wanted to live again. I don’t remember what got me to this point, I didn’t rememer what caused the bondage, all I knew was I wanted to be FREE. I was searching and searching, reading my bible and other literture to see if any of it identified with what I was going through, and then it hit me, I was only bound because I wouldn’t let myself go. You may ask, “what do you mean?” I’ll tell you.

When I decided to become a new creature, a new being with a new mindset, all the old things had to pass away. The reason I still felt bound is because I was holding on to the old things! When I got ahold to this simple concept, I was baffled. The answer was right there all along, I just didn’t want to see it. The old things that I was holding on to, that I thought wasn’t doing me any harm actually was. It was the cause of me feeling bound and in bondage.

I said all that to say this: LET GO OF THOSE THINGS, NO MATTER HOW SMALL THAT ARE KEEP YOU BOUND! That’s the first step to being FREE.

 

Written by: @awmanagement