Abiding for Freedom (a new series)

My every-day is not a glorious one.  I am kind of messy, and oh-so-emotional.  I am plagued by perfectionism and infected with comparison.  If I were to give you a running script of my mind – you’d probably run the other way –  fast  – and never come back.  I feel burdened with doubt and unbelief.  I doubt that I am enough.  I question the gifts and promises He has generously bestowed.  I fear the enemy’s lies just might, just might, have an ounce of truth to them.

So, as I’ve cried out to God for freedom from this struggle He has challenged me.

“Then Jesus turned to the Jews who had claimed to believe in Him, “If you stick with this, living out what I tell you, you are my disciples for sure. Then you will experience for yourselves the truth, and the truth will free you.” John 8:31-32 MSG

Test Me in this, He said, challenge it against life.  Ok, Lord.  I will step out.  But not just in my own quiet closet… I will be vulnerable and commit now to blogging about it… regularly.  I am not sure what that looks like in frequency or length – but that’s ok.  One of the fears the enemy loves to throw at me is that I am alone in this issue that I am the only one.  So to debunk the lie I must be vulnerable. (gulp)

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High, shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty.” Ps. 91:1 AMP

The goal is not perfection the goal is freedom.  I am not seeking the “holier-than-thou” status amongst Christians, nor am I seeking to gain favor in the eyes of the Lord.  But I am seeking confidence in my walk with Him.  I seek freedom in my faith.  A boldness to be the me He designed and created and not the version that expectation and comparison seeks to build.  I choose to face the doubts head on using the weapons of the Word of the Lord.

Here we Go.

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8 Comments on “Abiding for Freedom (a new series)

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  4. Brandi, Looking forward to having a wonderful visit with you and your family in a couple weeks. Love, Grandma G

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  5. I was over at Five Minute Friday and wanted to say hello! Keep holding on to the strength that He gives you every day to fight those lies that are so easily listened too. I related so much with this post. We are only to stand for what we know about HIM and nothing else. Keep up your belief. It will make you stronger and of course, He will carry you on wings like eagles. Blessings. ~C

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    • Hi Chelsea! I am so glad you came by. Isn’t it wild how much the enemy throws doubt our way?!! You are so right about clinging to the truth of His character and that that belief will give us the strength we need to overcome! Thank you for those words of encouragement!!
      Blessings!!

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  6. Hi Brandi, I love Psalm 91:1. It reminds me so much of what I learned at She Speaks. I love your heart to learn how to be who God called you to be. Thanks for sharing!

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