Freedom Can Be Ours!!!

Slaves

 

I have always been saddened by the injustices inflicted on slaves. Not a life anyone would choose or was it? According to Harriet Tubman, many did not recognize they were slaves. Slavery was the only lifestyle they knew. While there are many definitions of slavery the common theme of slavery emphasizes the idea of complete ownership and control by a master. Now a master can be defined as having chief authority.

 With this concept in mind, perhaps we should ask ourselves…

Aren’t We All Slaves?

Could it be possible we are under the authority of someone or something which in-fact makes us a slave. A slave to the very things in life we detest or fear. The term slavery or slave most often has a negative connotation. One which makes us subservient and weak. Perhaps we are not necessarily a servant to another human being but in-fact a servant to

Unhealthy Addictions

  • Work
  • Food
  • Cigarettes
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Sex
  • Shopping

Unhealthy Behaviors

  • Negative
  • Co-dependent
  • Passive Aggressive
  • Avoidance
  • Impulsive
  • Disruptive
  • Aggressive
  • Poor self-esteem
  • Manipulative
  • Intimidates or Bullies

Unhealthy Relationships Which

  • Take each other for granted
  • Lack Trust
  • Hurl Constant Insults
  • Include Frequent Fighting
  • Lead to Social Isolation
  • There is Continuous Blaming
  • There are Omissions of Truth
  • There is No Communication
  • One Attempts to Control
  • One Keeps Secrets
  • There is Lack of Respect
  • There is Unhealthy Jealousy
  • There is No Compromise

You know, many of us have more than one master. Perhaps we have multiple masters. And…what’s worse is we don’t even recognize we are in bondage.

If We Only Knew We Were Slaves Then We Could Be Rescued From Our Bondage!!!

This post is not intended to point out flaws but only to introduce awareness to those things in our lives which prove to be unhealthy. Recognition is the first step to Freedom!!! Once we recognize we have a master then we must free ourselves…Not ever an easy task! We run, we hide, and even bargain to avoid facing the giant head on. But, with God’s help…

Freedom Can Be Ours!!!

“Everything is permissible for me”–but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible for me”–but I will not be mastered by anything.

2 Corinthians 6:12

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