Tragically, we hold on to offenses like a security blanket or badge of honor. They become a wall of imprisonment and isolation that produces nothing but insecurity and self-doubt. They become our EXCUSE for not being all WE ALREADY ARE (Thanks, Karla M. Randall of SHINE).
Excuses are essentially filled with corruption (an undeniable lesson I learned from my Pastor, Bishop C. Wayne Brantley). Things people have done, said, thought, or we perceived to be so without truly knowing, like sandpaper they rub away at our existence and ability to live and move as the LIBERATED ‘Me’ and ‘YOU’ Christ gave His life for us to be.
At some point, like a growing, maturing, developing toddler, in our life and in our walk with Christ, we must let go of the security blankets, the crutches, the hiding, the shrinking, the excuses.
At some point, through maturation, we must DECIDE, we don’t need the false constructs that we lean upon or hide behind.
Then, at that transformative moment …
“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
Because when we’re FREE, we can fly.
Take those broken wings and learn to FLY. Soar above the turbulence of instability and imbalances because above the clouds of what was done, said, thought, or perceived is a crisp clear realm of limitless, boundless, unshackled, unrestrained, LIBERATED YOU!
LIVE IN THAT REALM! *Q