At dinner tonight I had a thought enter my mind, it was the word “freedom” and it was immediately followed by a sensation of “responsibility.” First and foremost, I know that God opened my thoughts to these two words and I believe I’m supposed to share them with you. Initially, I merely thought of my own experiences and the funny thing is I was just sharing my thoughts with a friend just a few days ago about knowing individuals who believe they are “owed” free stuff and yet take no active role in their own lives to figure out how to help themselves move past “free” so that others in need can do the same. These individuals refuse to see their role of responsibility. Curious as to whether this was just my own mind acting out as judge and jury I did what I often try to do, research…so I went straight to “Google!” I found an article that seemed to make a lot of sense. I am not going to provide the website, and if what I am sharing causes you to question “you” must start you own journey, it would be irresponsible of me to limit you to my limited experiences.
Seek and you will find, says the great teacher in Jeremiah 29:13 “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
Freedom means you will have to be responsible for every act, for every breath; whatever you do or don’t do, you will be responsible.
People are really in deep fear of freedom, although they talk about freedom. But my own experience is: very few people really want freedom ; because they are subconsciously aware that freedom will bring many problems that they are not ready to face. It is better to remain in cozy imprisonment. It is warmer, and what will you do with freedom? Unless you are ready to be a seeker, a searcher, a visionary… Very few people want to go on a journey into the deep silences of their heart, or to take responsibility. The implications are great. I say, your reward will be great when you give yourself permission to seek.
Deuteronomy 4:29 ESV
“But from there you will seek the Lord your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul.”
Jeremiah 29:12-14 ESV
“Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.”
Matthew 7:7-8 ESV
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.”
1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV
“Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!”
Lamentations 3:25 ESV
“The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.”
Isaiah 55:6-7 ESV
“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”
Psalm 119:10 ESV
“With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!”
~Blessings and Peace~