Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Bondage, stands out like a sore thumb

God is showing me some things about bondage in our lives and I just had to get it out today.  This blog is such a learning platform for me, because it is the place where God chooses to pour into me.  This week I realized there is an area of my life where I have some serious bondage.  It has to do with my children.  I do a lot of "good" things with my children.  But I do it from a posture of anxiety, worry, and even fear.  These things can take "good" things and turn them into "bad" things.  I know I do not stand alone and that there are many parents operating in fear when it comes to certain areas of their child's life.  But I want to stay focused on my journey right now, it might help somebody else. 

God showed me some severe bondage in an area concerning my children, but He also showed me how anointed I am in that very same area.  Do you realize that the areas of the most severe bondage in your life is also the areas where you are greatly anointed.  What hope we have in this!!!!  Understand that the devil is mostly concerned about the areas where we are anointed.  Those are areas where he focuses most on keeping us in bondage.  But God has got something very powerful for us in those areas as well.  God is reminding me of my anointing in the lives of children this morning, despite the severe bondage I'm experiencing in this area right now. 

Isaiah 61:1

New King James Version (NKJV)

The Good News of Salvation

61 “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me,
Because the Lord has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
 
Normally when God sheds light on an area of bondage, it's because He is ready to set you free in that area.  He is ready to speak liberty into that area of your life and He is ready to open the prison doors in that area where we are bound.  There are signs in our lives that indicate areas of bondage.  Anytime you feel like you have to prove something for somebody, you are operating in bondage.  I don't know if you have noticed, but when people talk to you about certain things you hear their voice change from a gentleness, to a very aggressive tone and it's like they are fighting with something.  Many times it's mistaken for "passion" or "conviction".  But it's bondage.  They are in fact fighting with something, but it's not you or anything on the inside of you, they are fighting with something on the inside of themselves.  Most of the time other people are the target of our bondage.  Meaning that we project something onto them that we are really fighting with.  When we hear that defensive aggressive tone coming out from ourselves when addressing something or if it comes from someone else just know that it is an indication of bondage. 
 
I'm very excited now about what God has shown me in my life, because I'm excited to be free!!!!  So now, I'm talking to God and I'm like "Ok God, now what do I do?"  First of all, we can't free ourselves, Jesus has to do it.  He is the only One who can.  What's on my heart is to wait with expectation.  Do I put everything I have been doing in that area on "pause"?  I don't think that is what I'm being called to do, I believe as I take steps in that area, I should do it with a believe that I'm stepping out of bondage and into liberty.  When God shows you an area of bondage, right then and there he is opening the prison doors.  But you have to walk out.  You can't stand in the prison and say "now what do I do?"  You have to step out of the prison and as you do, you step into a greater degree of liberty and freedom in your life!  God bless
 
 
 

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