We Are No Longer Slaves

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Acts 24:27 “After two years went by in this way, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus. And because Felix wanted to gain favor with the Jewish people, he left Paul in prison.”

Instead of doing what is right, we ( especially leaders- Felix was a Judge) seek to be accepted and liked by others. Therefore subjecting ourselves to human and social expectations; and being a slave to always doing what they want so that we can be on their “good side,” even if others suffer, our soul remains unrest, and our relationship with God is affected. Do we not realize that we compromise our freedom and become slaves to others when we seek to gain their approvals? We silence our own soul, our own voice, our own needs, happiness, joy, and our own worth when we work overtime to make others proud! Others who will never be satisfied, so that means we will have to constantly do and give until there’s nothing left to give; eventually we lose ourselves.

We lose a chance to get to know who we are, what makes us tick, what makes us smile, laugh, what our views are; the way we see things, why we chose to see things the way we do. We lose out on opportunities to get to know the people in our lives; the ones we love! The ones God blesses us with! We lose out on opportunities to grow mentally and spiritually! We lose out on knowing our creator. We lose out on a chance to experience a portion of life filled with worship, signs, and miracles like we have never before, while we are on earth, a chance like now, we won’t get again, because Jesus is coming back again, and things will change! We lose out on experiencing a long full life, godly living! We lose out on making a life on our own and filling it with our own beauty and uniqueness when we live only/ mostly for the favor of others. We lose out on fulfilling purposes! How many times has God told you to do something, to say something but because you fear the anger of others, because you may have to lose a friendship or 2, or a relationship and its benefits you abort your assignment? God told you to speak, and you kept your mouth shut because you don’t want others to see you any different or lose interest in you. You don’t want to be labeled “holier than thou” you want to hang with the “cool crowd.” Someone/s could’ve been set free but because you want to remain on the good side of others that person or those persons are still in chains today waiting to be freed, healed, or delivered. How much more assignments are you going to not complete because you care about what others think?! Complete them so you can move up to another level! So you won’t be hindered!

Beloveds, nothing is wrong with being different! Nothing is wrong with being on a road by yourself when everyone else is on another path! I am introverted, and I love it because, during the quiet and alone times, I get to learn and grow so much!!! I get to hear/ live out truths, God’s truths, and that of my inner wisdom!

Get yourselves back! Get your focus back! Take your eyes off seeking approval from other humans that will only judge, criticize, discard, love you today and hate you tomorrow, reject or use you! We are humans; we are not perfect. When one human shatters the heart of another, bitterness is formed, and God created us to love and be loved! So seek God’s face, God’s approval, and let him blow your mind instead of people who will let you lose your mind! God is good on his own leading us! You will feel free, fulfilled, satisfied, FAVORED and at peace; something “the world” can never give.

Published by Stephanie

Hello, my name is Stephanie! It is my desire for souls to know Jesus personally; To be freed, uplifted, affirmed, and healed through our Savior. Know that you are loved so much! You have so much worth! You ’belong’ even if the world rejects and sees you as nothing! Despite what people around you, or even what your thoughts say about who you are, Jesus's truth is all that matters, and you are precious to him! Here is a bit of my story! I've been oppressed and ’held captive’ in my own mind for many years! I've struggled with depression for over 10 years. I had low self-esteem, not knowing my own worth. I chased after love, affirmation, attention, and a need to feel wanted- in relationships, to finding fulfillment in things. I didn't know how to love myself or how to receive love! I was sad most of the time to the point where I contemplated suicide twice. Deep inside, I felt a little girl full of joy, harmony, and peace who wanted freedom, and to live a fulfilled life; she was trapped inside. In late 2014 Jesus literally called out to me... and told me I would be okay. I committed my life to him in 2016. Since then, so much has happened! I've been finding shelter under his wings, and my mind is continually being renewed by his truth spoken to and about me. I have found and is still amazed by his perfect, unconditional love for me that follows me daily. I have found a secured relationship that attends to every area of my life. My journey started out rough, but it is BEAUTIFUL! It gets rocky and uncomfortable at times, but it is one filled with lessons, wonder, and crazy peace! It's apart of our walk. I am still healing (I view it as a life long process) some days I take a step forward only to take two backward but I now know to not depend on my strength even during healing as I am never alone. There are also many that I am unlearning and detoxing from my spirit that I grew up learning about. I have opened myself to allowing God to use me as I am, as an outlet to reach his precious ones. The purpose of my blog is to encourage a sincere and intentional relationship with Jesus! To help strengthen our faith and walk in him. To heal, uplift, and remind women of who God says we are. To walk in his identity- in hopes that you will know without a doubt that you matter much more than you can understand! I openly share my testimonies and personal experiences. I mean, it's a bit easier to speak and share from experiences. I firmly believe you will be blessed! Find yourself, find your path, and embark on this beautiful journey of life resting in God. Love, it's perfectly okay to be authentic- about where you are in every area of your life- in a world that forces us to mask our emotions and ’put the best forward, so people can ”see and think” we’ve got it all together.’ It's okay to NOT have it all together. Be true to yourself; this is an important step in being completely honest with our Lord.

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