The Fallacy of Freedom

We know this true because even when we presume to have gotten what we sought, the search and desire for more will forever prevent us from finding the freedom we seek.

I could go super spiritual now and proclaim the obvious. True freedom can only be found in Jesus. I say the obvious because this is true. However, even in this pursuit we can become prisoners of our own designs when it comes to Christ and finding our freedom in Him.

This is where the fallacy of freedom expresses itself in our spiritual lives. Because although freedom is available to us, we remain captive or enslaved to our own unfulfilled pursuits and unsatisfied desires.

Essentially, we refuse to accept the freedom Jesus provides.

The true irony is, many of us, cannot find freedom because we are shackled by the very blessings we have received. This sounds counter intuitive doesn’t it? Yet, if we are honest in many cases the blessings we are given are never enough.

Here in lies the struggle.

So, what can we do about it? We can start by being thankful for what we have and not anxious about what we don’t have.

If true freedom is found in Christ, then we must be willing to allow ourselves to accept Him, the blessings of the life we have been given and the freedom our faith in Him provides.

To be truly free is only a fallacy when we refuse to stand in that freedom. Through Christ we are free to choose whether we do so or not.

Galatians 5:1, “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery”.