Set Free to Serve ~ Sunday Devotion
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. Galatians 5:13 (NIV)
You were set free to serve. That is your calling.
For a long time in my life, I craved freedom. Yes, I had Jesus in my life. I went to church. I read my Bible daily. But I still felt bound up.
My chains were in the form of insecurities, poor body image, worries about my weight. I felt tied to the numbers on the scale and the calorie counts on the nutrition label. I disliked the reflection in the mirror. I made it my life’s purpose to lose weight.
I desperately wanted, I knew I needed, freedom from this focus on food and body image. But I was so wrapped up by it that I couldn’t see a way out on my own. And the truth for me, and for you too, is that we can’t do it on our own. We need the Lord to break the chains.God wants to set you free from weight loss worries so that you can live your true calling in life. Click To Tweet
Finally, I allowed God to break the chains and set me free. But, He didn’t set me free to eat whatever I wanted and not take care of myself. He set me free, still to be a good steward of the body He entrusted to me, but most importantly so that I would shift my focus off of myself and onto serving others.
When we are bound up, most likely our focus is inward, on our struggle and on ourselves, and therefore we can’t live out the calling that is on our lives.
This is exactly where Satan wants us to be – tied up in our own life.
Instead, God wants to set us free to serve those around us.
Are you like I was? Searching and seeking freedom? God wants to set you free. He can set you free.
Will you let Him? Once you do, go and live the life He designed specifically for you.
Action Step: Where is your focus? How are you spending your time, talents, and treasures? Are you living out the calling God has placed on your life?
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