FREEDOM: COURAGEOUS ACTION TO LIVE OUT TRUTH' -MEG-
How often do I find myself wrestling in my mind & emotions .. projecting a gloomy future into the current moment. Do I stop to question, what is truth?
Do I ask questions that may help me to discover an alternative route that will diminish assumptions? This is no easy task, a mental melt down with intentional mindfulness that requires regular journal notes, prayer & personal reflections.
This internal process may not be visible to those around, as we take pride in the masks we wear in our survival mode. Somewhere in my healing journey, I found benefits for committing to a lifestyle shift, interjecting "Push Pause" on feelings tending to spiral into sadness, discouragement, helplessness, hopelessness, sinking into depression. They grip at the mind pulling the heart towards isolation, pushing away resources designed to encourage, or caring people placed on the path to strengthen.
I share a recent moment of wrestling that brought clarity & confidence to my soul. The word "FREE" was the focus to declare TRUTH to my eyes, mind, heart and soul. Standing on the beach, soft sand between my toes, warmth of sunshine touching my skin, slowly breathing ocean air, a perfect atmosphere to practice proving my thoughts.
In my search to identify inaccurate perceptions & distortions, I asked myself these questions;
I am "FREE", Why don't I FEEL FREE?
How would my life look different if I LIVED FREE... would I FEEL it?
"FREE" Written in the Sand.. Truth but not feeling it
Break off Lies... Break chains.. No more.. No longer!
Declare Freedom for I and my loved ones
Here in between.. In the middle .. The adjustment of Waiting.. Waiting to find Balance...
Slow Healing, Incremental steps, one in front of another.
My Focus? How will I prepare to Live Free?
Will I mourn the familiar? Higher is Calling.
Walk Away from the Known. Explore. Breathe
One day I'm found busy... Living in FREEDOM
Look at my reflection .. New takes priority
Healing now Complete
Scars have faded
Free has come to stay..
A Monumental Moment...Celebrate ..Go in Confidence
"FREEDOM: Courageous Action to LIVE out TRUTH -MEG-
I know for a fact I don't want to stay stuck living old habits, rehashing negative, but instead pivot to
abundant possibilities. Whatever circumstances, I will choose 'Faith over Fear', finding strength and guidance in ancient Bible writings: "It is for FREEDOM that Christ has set us free. Stand firm then, Do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." Galatians 5:1
My study led me to ancient biblical history of the Israel nation living in Egypt 400 years. What was once comfort turned into long endured slavery. God heard their agonized prayers and intervened. As their release was negotiated to leave Egypt, it took 40 years for the slave mentality to be shaken.
The mentality included cleaning up complaining attitudes, stubborn hearts, growth
into maturity, and learn the way forward into their destiny. I take these lessons
to heart as I reflect on their release from slavery and abuse, moving through the
process to purge slave mentality from my heart and life.
My personal prayer to "Release" toxic habits, toxic relationships, toxic thoughts,
toxic waste in my mind and body, & encourage others in their journey. I know I heard...
"Calling You Out... YOU...Yes YOU..." "Surviving" to "THRIVING"
My journey is often sealed with music... these resources bring strength to the soul.
Matthew West "Take Heart"
Toby mac "On the Edge of My Seat"
Jeremy Camp "Out of My Hands"
"Nothing can happen through you until it happens to you" - John C Maxwell
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.