Freedom (noun): the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved.
*synonyms: liberty, liberation, release, deliverance. 

Freedom is something that we all want. To be free from being bogged down by fear, stress, pain and the obstacles that are apart of this beautiful journey of life. Little do we know that freedom is a state of mind. It's not something that you can get by breaking up with your boyfriend or paying off a bill. It comes from truly learning who you are and loving yourself from within.

For some people the act of being free is a concept that is easier said than done. They place the idea in a mental category as something that could never be done and become comfortable with the enslavement in their lives. They never take that extra step of faith in anything because they have assumed that failure will soon follow, and they feel as though people cannot be trusted because that they will always disappoint you. This mindset is a setup for a life full of misery and disappointment, but you have the power to change! To be quite honest you already have the power within yourself, you just have to activate it through faith and hearing the word of God. When you spend time with God daily, he tells you of the beautiful promises that he has for your life. When you take hold of these promises and hold them close to your heart then you will understand that it doesn't matter what to who your situation looks like, God is always in control. 

The journey to spiritual freedom is one that has it's ups and downs but with God the ride is so much more smoother than without. It wont be easy, but it will be worth it! 

Christian Riley