Who Controls Your Freedom?

freedomMargaret Thatcher, Britain’s first and only female Prime Minister, who died yesterday once said, “If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time and you would achieve nothing.”
The verb “to be” is one of the most dangerous verbs in the English language. It’s one of our greatest enemies. How we define ourselves is crucial to our freedom. “I’m a firefighter.” “I’m unworthy to be loved.” “I’m a businessperson.” “I’m a loser.” If you think I am off (there’s that verb again). Keep a notepad with you. Make a note very time you use that verb and what comes after it. Take it through the FREEdom process. If it doesn’t line up with the truth that you are a child of God, you are heading for compromise.
You will act consistent with how you view yourself. If you have to be liked by others, you are giving them control of your joy, your peace and your freedom over your drugs of choice. Freedom over repeated sin starts in your mind with this truth: You are secure because you are a child of God.
I want to end this entry with one last Thatcher quote: “You might have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” This is true. It will take time to retrain your brain by filtering out the lie based “I am” statements. Don’t stop fighting. Victory is around the corner.
“S”et Free Nowww

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