That may appear to be a very easy question to answer but the truth is you really DON’T know the answer to that question. You really do not know how free you are.
If you were to attempt to answer the question the first thing you would do is compare yourself to others.
Here’s what you might say to answer that question:
“I’m American, so I’m freer than most of the world, I’m a not in prison so I’m free, I’m not addicted to drugs or alcohol so I’m free, I do whatever I want to do so I’m free, I live my life the way I want to so I’m free” and so on…
So how free are you? Are you even free? What does being free even mean?
Let me ask you a question, in a country where there are kings and queens, who is freer the king’s family or the people he rules?
The king’s family of course, but why? Because they have rule and control over their environment, they dominate their surroundings, they make the rules. There is no one higher than them, they are free to do whatever they want to.
I’ve just put into words what you think about when you think about being free—you think about nobody ruling over you and no one controlling your circumstance but you. Am I right?
If you are a Christian reading this you may be conflicted right now because you might be thinking, ‘I know I’m free in God but He rules and dominates my circumstances and environment. He is higher than me.’ Don’t fret, calm down, I’ll explain in next week’s post.
Sorry to leave you hanging, but chew on that for a week and talk to God about it. If that is real freedom, and you know it is because when no one is running your life, but you, you feel absolutely free. So how can God say we are free? Write your answers in the comments—I’m excited to see what God shares with you.
If you are not a Christian reading this you are not conflicted at all, this makes total sense to you. Being free means I’m running things in my l
ife, it means I do what I want to do, when I want to do it, and how I want to do it. I have a question for you, what happens when your freedom hurts another person or causes another person to not feel or be free? Is that still freedom? Is that definition of freedom only true in a vacuum? The answer is no, but why?
So how free are you?
Starting a revolution beginning with you!