Real Freedom

In today’s blog post I am commenting on the name of my blog, Living Free & Pressing On. Today I will focus on Living Free.

In the world of direct sales or owning one’s own business there are several motivating factors that entice people to get involved with a part time or even a full time business opportunity. People are looking for “freedom.”  They want to live free.

Now freedom means different things to different people. For one it might mean freedom from having a boss to report to. They bristle at the requirements of when to clock in and out, when to take a break, when to eat their lunch, what they have to wear, and all the rules and regulations. They want to elevate in their career but see no hope. Most companies are downsizing and getting leaner. So this person wants to be free from the corporate environment and be free – free to be their own boss.

Another has a different view of freedom. For them freedom means no limitation to their financial resources. They want to be able to do what they want when they want and not have to be concerned whether they can afford it. They want financial freedom.

Still another may have a different slant on freedom. No mortgage, no car payment, no credit card bills. Zero balances on everything not so they can go globetrotting but they want to be able to give of their time, energy and effort on worthy causes. Perhaps for their church or for missions or other causes near and dear to their heart.  They want time freedom.

Working parents may want the freedom to be a stay at home mom or dad so they can invest into their children rather then see them raised by day care centers, relatives or nannies.

None of these scenarios are wrong or bad in and off themselves. However, there is another freedom that is often overlooked or ignored when it comes your way or I might say when you are confronted with it that trumps all the other freedoms.  Freedom from sin and its consequences.

In the gospel of John, Chapter 8 and verse 32 Jesus declares “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Jesus also declared in John 14:6 “…I am the way, the truth, and the life…” Therefore when we know the truth, that is to know or have relationship with Jesus we can experience real freedom. However, there is one caveat of which you need to be aware. Jesus prefaced his remark with this thought in 8:31, “If you continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed.” I might deduce that to remain in this state of freedom one must continue in or abide in the word of God. In other words we must stay in relationship with the Truth – Jesus.

“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” John 8:36. I pray you have this kind of relationship with Jesus, the Truth. If you do then you are Living Free!

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