So, Its Freedom You Want?

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They say be careful what you wish for

Because you just might get it

So its freedom you want?

Are you sure you want to jump into that pit?

 

Freedom to have sex whenever the urge arises

With whatever partner you choose

Now you’re a slave to your feelings

And there’s not a man or woman you’ll refuse

 

Freedom to drink as much as you want

And as often as you can

Until You can’t remember the last time 

you went a day without a beer in your hand

 

Freedom to go out with your crew

Doing secret things that no one ever speaks of again

Until someone gets you arrested

Then your lifelong friendships come to an end

 

Freedom to work and make money

By any means to get to the top

Now you’re selling drugs, and stripping part time

So addicted to the cash it brings, you can’t stop

Freedom to travel and go anywhere you want

Just to get far away from mom and dad

Then finding yourself halfway across the country

Lost and broke, longing for what you once had

 

Freedom to buy a huge home and luxury car

Just to show off to your friends and family

Then you get laid off from work and

repossession and foreclosure become your new reality

 

Freedom to be who you want to be

Not willing to make any changes even for your own good

Family, friends and everyone around you

Have lost respect for you, as they should

 

Freedom you wanted

Freedom you received

Had you known the outcome

You probably still wouldn’t have believed

 

That Freedom does indeed come with its perks

But nevertheless with many repercussions

In fact anything we do apart from God

Or against His will is worth a few discussions…

 

After all, pursuing any type of “freedom”

Can cost you time, money, frustration, even your life

Then your newfound “freedom” really

Starts wreaking havoc and strife

 

Ultimately in our hearts as Christians

If we’re being honest and true

Such thinking and actions suggest that

we really want freedom from what we’ve been called to do

 

We don’t want to read the Bible

Go to church, give offerings or pray

We don’t want to stop bad habits

Or focus on trying to live right everyday

 

We don’t want to make changes

That make us look more like Christ

We want to call ourselves Christians

But maintain freedom to control our own life

 

We forget that to be “free” in Him

Is to be a slave to His will and His Word

That’s the commitment we signed up for

When we accepted the gospel message we heard

 

At any given moment we are slaves to a master

If not God, then to ourselves or the devil

Controlled by our own lusts and desires or

falling prey to Satan’s temptation – slavery on a different level

 

We resist being slaves to God

Thinking we’re missing all the “fun”

Not realizing that freedom in Him

Is eternal and has only just begun

 

When embraced fully, this freedom grants us power

through Him, unlike anything we have ever known

Power over sin, and liberty to enjoy the “fun” things of life

Far beyond any enjoyment we have ever been shown

 

If only we would be willing to truly

Surrender ourselves to embrace this freedom in Him

We would understand and realize that

True living and enjoyment only from God alone can stem

 

One day, hopefully, before it’s too late

We’ll trust in His Word and stop searching around

For this “freedom” that

Truly in Him alone can be found.

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