Being Free

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 may be far from perfect (sorry mom) but I try. and thats what God calls us to do. to put others ahead of ourselves; to be an example; not to cause any to stumble; and to be servants.

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.

 Therefore let us not judge one another [d]anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother’s way.

14 I know and am convinced by the Lord Jesus that there is nothing unclean of itself; but to him who considers anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean. 15 Yet if your brother is grieved because of your food, you are no longer walking in love. Do not destroy with your food the one for whom Christ died. 16 Therefore do not let your good be spoken of as evil; 17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 18 For he who serves Christ in [e]these things is acceptable to God and approved by men.

Romans 14:13-18 (emphasis mine)

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