Freedom. The power to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. I had to take a moment and ask myself, what does freedom really look like for me? For so long I’ve lived the opposite of what freedom is. I didn’t have the power to act, speak, or think without restraint. My power was taken. I did not have the freedom to express myself or who I truly was. Not because I didn’t want or have the desire to but because there was always criticism when I did.
For years I lived in the shadows, not wanting to say or do too much, for fear of how things would be accepted. Enslaved to how others felt and thought about me, I wasn’t able to freely be myself. That was a hindrance for me, not knowing how to act or think outside of the constraints others placed on me. That’s no way to live.
But this year, in 2021 I decided that I had to change . I took my power back! And I took it back boldly! How, you may ask? I accepted me for ME and broke free from the holds others placed on me. I decided to live boldly and confidently in who God called me to. Regardless of how anyone else felt! I’m free from the muzzle and obedient to who God has called me to be. I understand that I am uniquely designed to bring forth MY purpose! The silence is broken and each and everyday, I will be me in the loudest way!
Freedom not only feels good but looks good on me too! And guess what? You can walk in the same level of freedom! Don’t allow anyone to place restraints on you or place you in a box. God designed you to be able to express yourself and most importantly express yourself through him! He gave specific detail to your design and who you are! Don’t hide that for anyone! Be bold and be you!