Getting free from all that entangles

Getting free from all that entangles me!

I guess that’s what I am doing.

If you knew the classes I was taking you would probably laugh, but I feel so led to discover the freedom Jesus died on the cross to give me, especially as I find myself still single.

From my christian codependency class (oh and check this out all videos are free on youtube) to my walking out of shame class. It stings at times, but it causes me to press more and more into Jesus.

As we grow deep in Him, we bear much fruit. John 15

As we grow, we bear.

Growth happens in many different ways, suffering, serving, surrendering. I am not going to pretend I know the recipe, because I don’t. But I do know that our relationship with Him is the most important part of life. As we sit with Him, He will lead us and guide us into what He has for us, to do and to receive.

I do love what a friend said to me years ago, as I unknowingly kept trying to figure out how to pay God back, earn His love, or maybe His favor. She said Lindsay “we are human-beings not human-doings.” I am learning that I can ask God “God what can I do for you” but sometimes my motive is slightly off. It can come from a place of striving, of a guilt ridden need to “look like I am doing something for God to those around me” all the while forsaking my relationship with Him. He quietly whispers “Lindsay, it’s about pleasing Me, not others, even if they don’t understand.”

I guess people pleasing is comfortable for me, I have actually learned to be really good at it.

He is teaching me things that are kind of ugly to be honest, like learning about my tendency to control through manipulation. eeekkkk. Or the fact that shame has had a hold on my life for such a long time, that I thought it was just normal.

I use to agree with the idea that I am not worthy of anything, which is true, He is worthy of it all (oh side note: THIS SONG) But as I get more revelation on the fact that I am worthy because I am in Him and He is in me, it shows me where I have let unworthiness almost control my entire life.

As I spend time with Him, He continues to heal me, to change me, to show me more of who I am in Him.

God’s thoughts are higher than my thoughts (and yours), His thoughts are higher and different than the way we can comprehend sometimes. {Isaiah 55:9}

His will not ours, is the prayer Jesus taught us. But the good news is He knows our desires, He knows how to move us to where He wants us and there is never fear, fear is a liar. It is a spirit the Bible says “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7

His will for me and His will for you, will probably look a bit different, and that is why it is most important to keep our ear near His face, our eye on His Word and walk step by step with Him. Since He created the universe, He definitely knows best.

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