It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.
Galatians 5:1 speaks truth to our hearts.
God created each of us as unique individuals. He formed us with His own two hands, and knit us in the womb. He has big plans for us. He calls us worthy and loved. But, He also calls us Free, by the death and resurrection of His Son. He doesn’t just call our husband’s free, or our children free, or those sitting around us free. He calls each of us Free. We are free to choose, and to do, and to be, ourselves.
This can be an especially important message in ministry –
You don’t need to fulfill any church member’s expectation of what a ministry wife or woman in ministry should look like.
We don’t even need to fulfill our own expectation of what we need to look like.
We only need to fill God’s Expectations, and He calls us Free.
Pastor’s wives, ministry wives, and women in ministry everywhere come from a wide variety of background, from all corners of the earth, with various types of education, different passions, different skills, and different weaknesses. This passage reminds us that we are free to live and breathe our very own testimony that God is writing in our lives. We are free to rejoice in who He made us, even when that doesn’t look quite like someone expected.
This is a verse I recommend women everywhere paste to their refrigerator, their bathroom mirror, or their day planner- or all of the above! We daily need the reminder that God’s invitation to live what He has already given us, is new every morning. Live free!
Let Him perfect you in this race, not the image someone else thinks you need to be.
May He complete this good work, which He has already began – Freedom!