Let’s talk freedom for a moment
Galatians 5:13-14 says, “For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
To live in freedom is to fully accept what God has done for you in your life, through Jesus’ death on the cross for your sins and all that He’s promised you in the Bible. This scripture says that we’re “called” to freedom, meaning everything that you’ll ever need has already been set up for you; Grace, abundance, prosperity, and wholeness. It’s all already yours to claim.
Knowing that you’re set for life because of God might lead some to think that they can now sit back, relax, and not apply the end of this scripture to their life, too. It tells us to not use our freedom to satisfy our sinful nature. Meaning don’t use the grace God gave you to freely sin because you know you’re already forgiven or don’t use the prosperity God gave you with money and blow it on mindless things.
But instead, use that freedom to serve any and everyone. You’ve discovered your freedom which is great! But now, the command God gave you is to share that with the world. God has taken care of you and met your needs so that you can now meet the needs of others. And this can look like a number of different things. Such as helping someone with their groceries to their car or helping a coworker with their workload or cooking dinner so that your wife can relax. There are many ways to serve others with your freedom, the key is to listen to the Holy Spirit on what it is He wants you to do and when you do that, God’s love will shine through and be apparent, which is the goal.
Serving others may not always come easy or natural because you may have other legitimate things you’d rather do, but obedience to God will have rewards in itself to you according to Joshua 1:8.
Let love, kindness, and goodness from God be your motivators to serve His people and watch areas that could use fixing in your own life begin to fall into place. God will not leave you behind, or out of the good things He has!
Joshua 1:8 – “Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.