The testimony about how I found freedom in Christ started long before I really knew what true freedom looked like. Keep reading and find out what I mean.
The late and Great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. coined a phrase that most of us can quote very easily… “Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty, I’m free at last”. I mean this is such a catchy phrase I’ve even heard comedians using it in their skits.
Dr. King had it right. God created all men and women equally and his desire is that all men and women be free.
On the surface when we look at the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his quest for freedom, all we see is a physical freedom from the injustice of one ethnic group to another. But that’s not all that freedom intel.
Hang in there with me, and I will let you in on what I have found out about true freedom. And I’m talking about the kind of freedom that can only be found in Christ alone.
Is Finding Freedom In Christ Just a Cute Saying?
For a long time, freedom eluded me. I often wondered myself is finding freedom in Christ just a cute saying or is it a reality that can be achieved in the Christians mind, and heart?
Jesus said these words… “If the Son, therefore, shall make you free, you shall be free indeed”.
It saddens me though to think that the saying by Dr. King is more popular in our culture than that of the Lord Jesus’s.
I love that Jesus saying though… It’s truly so much more to it than meets the eye. Let’s take for instance the word “make”. This is how I like to look at this word “make” in this verse.
You see when you make someone do something that person doesn’t have a choice in the matter. The thing has to be done. Think about that for a while… Hmmmm.
So, the answer to the question “is finding freedom in Christ just a cute saying”? For me finding freedom in Christ is a reality. Make no mistake about it.
How do you find freedom in Christ?
The question of how do you find freedom in Christ is a question that I asked myself just about as much as I asked myself “who am I in Christ?
Finding your freedom in Christ has a lot to do with knowing your identity in Christ. So as I look back I can see and understand why freedom eluded me for so many years.
Are you getting what I’m saying? If you haven’t please stick around and it will become clearer to you as you continue to read.
It’s like that with the things of God. You get a little hear, and you get a little bit there. God is too deep to pour everything on us at one time. We could not handle it.
So, it’s like that with freedom as well, sometimes deliverance is instantaneous and sometimes God takes us through a gradual process. But don’t feel bad or fret because of your process, because God has you right where he wants you.
Philippians 1:6 is one of the first verse of scripture that I ever committed to memory, and it’s one of my favorite verses as well.
Just in case you don’t know it… It goes like this.
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. I love that verses.
So you see if you are not where you think you should take comfort in the very fact that God is not done with you or me as of yet. That’s to me I believe is the beginning of finding freedom in Christ.
Or at least it’s a great place to start.
What I Found Freedom To Look Like and Be
As I said before freedom in Christ eluded me for many years. As I am sure it has and still doing for so many Christain today. It doesn’t have to though.
Stick with me and I will tell you why.
For most of us, we have tried to find freedom in the wrong faces and in the wrong places. For myself… It was looked for in relationships, drugs, alcohol, and pornography.
FYI…If you think it’s easy for me to admit these things… Think again. Hmmm.
So of the things that I will share from time to time on this website is really embarrassing and I am not proud of a lot of the thing that I have done in my past life. NO sir I am not.
Not to mention that I have family and friends that might be embarrassed by some of the things that I share as well. But I hear a good man of God say this not long ago. “Transparency demands for being misunderstood sometimes”.
So here it is.
Being free from the thing of this world like drugs, alcohol, bad relationships and yes pornography is quite liberating. Up until 5 years ago, I found myself in relationships with strange women from the time that I was 15 years of age, until well, 5 years ago.
just so you understand though. God also blessed me with some really great women as well. I just didn’t know how to treat them. More on that some other time. Okay?
From the time that I was 14 years of age, I did drugs mostly a pot smoker and a beer drinker, ( the malt liquor kind of beer I might add). I remember saying to myself that I would never stop smoking pot. I did though…
My parents used to tell us as children that if we smoked pot that it would lead us to do the harder drugs. I did not want to believe that though. You know how it is, every child thinks that their parents are so out of touch. My parents were right on that one though.
I did start doing some of the harder stuff and I experimented with some that I wished I hadn’t after I ingested them.
But now I am free from all of that foolishness and I owe it all to the grace of the Lord Jesus.
It’s really true. If the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. Now I can also say what Dr. Martin Luther King said. ” Thank God Almighty I’m free at last”.