Ever feel like you are trapped in your own mistakes? Or life’s general coalition of adversity? What about that anonymous thing that hit you when you least expected it?
Given the state of mayhem surrounding us no matter what that may include, you are not forgotten. You are not alone. You can be free if you will allow God to show you how.
A Christian movie called “The Final Inquiry” is based upon a Roman soldier who falls in love with an Israeli woman. Against all reasoning and culture barriers he fights for her life as she lay dying. The Roman soldier, known as Tito Valerio Tauro, has a slave named Brixos played by Dolph Lundgren.
Tauro and Brixos were friends more than Master and slave. Tauro had treated him well over the years and Brixos being the strong support that he was protected his master at all costs.
The moment came as the two are alone in the desert, Tauro looks intently towards Brixos with a caring smile and informs him,
“ Brixos, The documents are complete and registered with the legal counsel. You are now a free man.”
Brixos gazes back at him, smiling and replies calmly,
“Master, I have always been a free man.”
His love and loyalty to his master paid off. His long term devotion gave him his best friend. He never viewed his slavery as a prison but a positive culmination of who he was, and how he perceived himself in any given situation.
Another rather famous slave was Joseph. Talk about a guy who got up one morning on the wrong side of bed.
In an instant he became a slave, a lost child, forgotten but not forgotten. Transported by betrayal of his brothers, he ended up in the prisons of Egypt.
But Joseph knew his God with an unwavering allegiance giving him confidence and assurance God had a plan.
As I see it, Joseph never adopted slavery as his vocation or a life sentence. Imprisonment became his stepping stone to fame and fortune but never his petition.
If anyone lived years of imprisonment, it was his brothers. Doomed by their own betrayal of Joseph, the colossal lie remained a habitual threat in their unhinged mental state.
Joseph obeyed the authority he was imprisoned by but God was always first in his life. As a result, God showered favor upon him like “living water” in a desert. Respected by all, Joseph became a quiet force to be reckoned with.
The balancing act requires faith, obedience, endurance, and patience.
Most, I would say acquire it as many lessons learned. Compile these components in a neat little area of your heart and allow your mind to reset itself. The Holy Spirit is a balancing pro mixing it all together.
1 Corinthians 10:13 “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted,he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”
Prisons we create for ourselves or those forced upon us are no match for the miracle work of Jesus.
A Holy Spirit, heart set freedom only shows up as we balance life’s difficulties and hardships with greater answers God has waiting for us. It doesn’t matter what it is, God has a way out, a solution or a path acknowledging the light at the end of the tunnel. Experience has taught me this formula produces blessings that far outweigh our pain.
Once I found these golden nuggets of wisdom was the moment I understood,
“Master I have always been a free woman.”
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