Live Life Unrestrained. Unfettered. Unshackled.
We were wired for love. Yes, love. That’s why nothing gives you a sense of well-being as loving and being loved.
Oftentimes, we don’t live true to this wiring. We hold back from living the love life. We deny our true God-shaped selves the freedom to express ourselves – love and be loved. And when we do that, little do we realize that we are holding back from living authentically.
So what is stopping you from being authentic?
What’s stopping you from living your life the way you were designed to function?
For some it is fear. Fear of being left. Fear of losing their freedom. Fear of rejection. Fear of misconstruction. Fear of not being hot or good enough. Fear of the opinions of other people. The list goes on.
Yet for some, what’s standing between them and their real life is offenses. Bitterness. Hurt. Unforgiveness. They have been hurt so bad. So they have shut up their heart against kindness. Their bowels of compassion are closed. They have been betrayed. So they refuse to believe any more. They approach everyone with suspicion.
I have been hurt countless times. And for some occasions, I had decided to stay as far from those persons as possible. Yet, for others, I had told myself that I would never again listen to them if they came calling for help.
Yet deep within me, there’s this thing I still felt when I saw people going through something unpleasant. My heart always went out to them. I always wanted to reach out and help.
Not helping always felt like living against my design. And it was.
And holding back, say, greetings, would make me feel so unnatural. And it’s unnatural with us!
So I decided that nothing and no one would make me live against my wiring for love. I decided that I am going to live my life unrestrained. Unrestrained by hurt and offenses. Unrestrained by fears of any kind. Unrestrained by people’s opinions.
I have decided that I am going to trust like I’ve never been betrayed before; love like I’ve never been hurt before; give like I’ve never been denied before; and reach out and touch lives like I’ve never been misrepresented or misunderstood before.
God is love. And love is God in action. When you hold back love, you hold back God in your life and relationship. You limit His forgiveness and kindness. You hold back His power. You deny His compassion the freedom to find expression in and through you, to reach a hurting world.
A bird must fly; a fish must swim; a painter must paint, and a teacher must teach, if they will ever feel fulfilled.
In the same light, we must love, no matter what, if we will ultimately feel a sense of satisfaction or well-being.
For we are God-wired for love:
“For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].”
(Ephesians 2:10, AMP)
And until we yield to our design, we will not be at peace with ourselves.
So I have decided to live life unrestrained. Ain’t nobody gonna stop me! ?
I pray for you, that nobody will stop you from living your authentic God-wired life of love. In Jesus Name.
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