|I was able to accompany my husband on a business-related trip last week. This was the amazing view from our hotel room balcony.|
“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” ~ Galatians 5:1
As my thoughts go, so goes my day many times.
I don’t expect that everyone has this struggle, but at times my mind seems to get stuck in a certain gear. I will find myself dwelling on what someone has done or said, or a problem I’m facing, or a relationship issue – the list could be extensive. Let’s just say that it’s usually not things that are “true, honest, just, pure, lovely, or of good report.”
I had fallen into this trap again one day last week. It was as if my mind refused to dwell on anything but a particular problem. Suddenly the thought hit me – I have the freedom to not think about this. I’m not in bondage to this thought; I am free to think about anything else that I want to.
What a joy it is to know that whatever sin we may struggle with, we don’t have to be enslaved to it. Through the power that is ours through Christ, we can be free, no longer serving that sin, but choosing to live in freedom.
I’m trusting that this truth will continue to lift me above my thought problems!
aurie good says
What a fantastic view!! I hope you had a wonderful time. Whenever I start to worry about something, I realize that I can either spend my time worrying, or let it go and trust that God has it under control!
I get stuck with negative thinking like this, too, and I need the reminder that I don't have to be enslaved by these thoughts. Honestly, I hadn't thought about it like this before, but I plan to give it a try.