As a kid did you ever play on one of those giant bouncy things with the bungee cord? The one where you got strapped to a bungee cord harness and than ran as far as you could before getting snapped back and bounced? Well, this morning, I was thinking and I realized that in many ways we walk through life strapped into a mental version of one of these things.
I was thinking and praying this morning about how I want to be able to grow in my relationship with the Creator. And I realized, that I often get discourage in this because so often, when I attempt to pour out my heart to the One who knows the deepest part of me, I feel as though worries and fears put a vice grip around my heart and tell me that I can't move forward. Time and again I have felt this way. I begin to let my spirit soften and my heart desires to seek His face, and then that fear snaps me back. Just like that bungee run, my mind has become harnessed to fears and doubts that prevent me from running forward. They have worked to cripple my faith, squelch my joy and stunt my growth. And sadly, I'm the one who has allowed myself to stay here, to be strapped to these fears that won't let me go. But you know what, The One who put that desire in your heart, The One who fills your heart with joy and makes you want to sing, He wants you to be free.
So today, I challenge myself and you. Unhook the harness, let go of the fear, doubt or whatever it is that is holding you back, and run with the freedom of knowing that He is running right beside you.
"It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery."
“Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.” ~Votaire