“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1
Do you feel stuck?
Stuck with the same group of friends?
Stuck doing the same things over and over again; even though you know it is bad for you?
Christ died to make us unstuck, but he’s not going to do the “unsticking” for us. He will help. His word promises us that he is an ever present help in time of need. (Psalm 46:1) We have to take that first step to get unstuck.
What is your first step?
Asking a new friend to coffee?
Getting a filter on your computer?
Joining an accountability group?
Sharing with a godly friend your secret sin?
Jesus died to set you free from the things in your life that are dragging you down, but before he can do that, you have to begin to hate being drug down. You have to get to the point where you are over being a slave to this thing in your life. Call it what it is – sin. Ask Jesus to forgive you for it and then take action.
Today’s verse tells us that Jesus did not set us free for us to get stuck again. He set us free so we can be free; completely and permanently.
Take the step and then change the way you think about it. Stop dwelling on the guy; think on Jesus. Stop texting those old friends; call out to your New Friend. Walk away from the computer. Be free.
Jesus, I am over being stuck in my sin. Please “unstick” me. Empower me, one thought at a time, to change my thinking so I can keep being free. I need you, Jesus. Amen