I think people like to use this term freely….I am free. Being free does not mean that we can do whatever we want – it means we don’t feel those compulsions. That we don’t feel those needs to do things to feel complete.
Part of my testimony is that I …. well was a true heathen. Doesnt matter what happened but through those years of rebellion? I was a ….. as my grandma used to say: a caca mouth.
Yeah….not a shining moment for Jess.
Moving on….God has changed me praise the Lord. But still – i dont say certain words (mostly for my kids sake) but I feel a freedom to say other words. To me certain words are not a sin because …. well I had a true potty mouth.
why do I feel like im 5 when I say that?
Anyways, i have that freedom but i dont exercise that freedom all the time. For my kids, yes, but also for others. To some this may be a stumbling block and I dont want to do that to them.
Thats not what God calls us to be ya know?
For example: my mom hates when I say a certain word (not gonna say it cause I don’t want others to stumble), so when I am around her? I try not to say that word. Out of respect for her (cause after all she is mom) but also because I don’t want her to stumble.
Is that even the right term? She reads this blog – i’m sure she’ll say something 🙂
I bet you didnt realize that doing that is serving others. Neither did I …. but it is. We are serving them by our actions which causes them to grow closer to God.
cause thats the ultimate goal right? to serve others.
Friend I encourage you to do the same as I try do, exercise your freedom in Christ but make sure not to put yourself before others.