You are created to enjoy life and to live in freedom

You are created to enjoy life and to live in freedom

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Someone has wisely said ‘If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything”. If this is true, and I believe it is, then many of us are victims of indecisiveness. I believe there are a lot of people who don’t know what they want in life or why they exist in the first place. This means that these people live by the flow of life, which is a dangerous situation to be because such a person cannot enjoy life to the fullest.

Many have bowed down to external pressures and have found themselves doing things which they don’t enjoy at all. Others have allowed themselves to be belittled by others. They’ve given them full access and control of their lives, literally allowing others to be in the steering wheel of their lives, thus driving them wherever and however they wish. As a result, they’ve ended up trashed and diminished to an extent that they don’t know who they are.

The truth is that if you allow others to describe you and dictate how you are supposed to live your life and do things, you will end up living a life full of limitations and boundaries. Not only that, you will be imprisoned by their opinions making it difficult for you to live in freedom. Anytime you find yourself feeling guilty because you are not living upto or meeting someone’s expectations, check yourself because you could be a prisoner. These are some of the things that bring unnecessary pressures into our lives thereby causing us to live unfulfilling and unsatisfying lives.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly ~ John 10:10 ESV

Jesus came to give us abundance of life, but how many of us experience it in our lives? The real problem lies within us; the way we see and perceive ourselves, as well as how we measure our worth and value. If we keep seeing ourselves through other people’s eyes, or measuring our worth and value by how much we have or haven’t accomplished, our status, physical beauty or even where we come from, we can’t know freedom and abundance of life. We must discipline ourselves to see us as God does. It’s from here where our perspective towards us and life would change. We would become unlimited and begin to live our lives as God intended us from the beginning.

Each one of us is well equipped to live a fulfilling and victorious life. God did not create any of us to be trashed or looked down upon. You are created to enjoy life and live in freedom in Christ Jesus. For this to happen, you have to invite God into your life and let Him take charge. God is able to transform us individually to be the people He intended us to be. He created every one of us for a purpose and with a purpose and unless we connect ourselves to Him, we will never discover it. Things can only get better if Jesus is involved. We can be the best without trying to bow down to other peoples expectations. Enough said.

About Ashlly Ruth

A woman on the move. A child of God. Christ's representative on earth. Author. Blogger. Visit her website for more info.

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  1. Thank you, Ashlly Ruth. I can think of one young woman, especially, who was imprisoned by the expectations of others. It broke my heart. And if I forced the issue, then she would be enslaved to me instead. All I could do was pray that she would be given the strength to break out of the chains.

  2. Ashlly Ruth says:

    Thanks Linda, I hope she is free now and enjoying her life

  3. I wish I knew, Ashlly. (Or do you always go by both names?)
    The girl dropped by to visit me every once in a while for several years, but she remained under the influence of a bizarre family and abusive husband. I was never allowed to have her phone number or address. Once I moved from the area, she didn’t try to contact me. I have always kept her in my prayers.

  4. Ashlly Ruth says:

    It’s a good thing that you have been interceding for her. Stay blessed

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