Are you living boldly and freely?
Or do you prefer hiding behind the scenes because you don’t believe in yourself?
Can you genuinely say that you are living your best life despite all that is happening around you?
Many people are living in fear because of one reason or another.
Unfortunately, some of these people are Christians. Even though most of us know our identity in Christ and can quote many verses in the Bible were are not putting our faith into practice.
But we do not have to live like that anymore. We can choose to start living freely and boldly today.
But he was pierced for our transgressions. He was crushed for our iniquities. The punishment that brought our peace was on him; and by his wounds we are healed. Proverbs 28:1
What Does It Mean To Live Boldly And Freely?
Living boldly and freely means living in the power of the Holy Spirit. It means standing firm in the word of God and believing it is true even when circumstances say otherwise.
Living boldly and freely means walking in the freedom that Jesus has provided.
How To Live Boldly And Freely
Jesus did not call a spade a big spoon. He did not mince his words when it came to the kingdom of heaven. He preached what his father told him to. As his followers, we need to live the way Jesus did.
We need to speak what God has laid in our hearts despite the consequences. We should always stand on the side of truth, even if it means losing everything.
Will it be easy?
No, it will not.
There times, Jesus had to draw back because his enemies wanted to kill him for speaking the truth.
If they did that to the master, they will do it to you (John 15:20). That is why 365 verses in the Bible tell you to fear not.
The truth is you cannot live a victorious Christian life if you are fearful. You need to be bold and walk in the freedom that is found in Christ.
Why should you Live Boldly and Freely?
You Are Loved Perfectly
But God commends his own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
We live in a world where people attach love to something. Your friends may love you because of your looks or personality. The kind of results you produce at work may be the reason why your employer loves you.
You have many followers on social media because of the type of content you post.
This reality forces us to try our level best to earn love. Sadly, trying to please people so that they can love you only works for a season.
After a while, people go after another great person that will come into their lives.
But here is the thing; you have someone that loves you unconditionally. He loves you in your good and bad times.
See, God did not wait for you to become a good person before sending his son Jesus. It is while you were yet a sinner that Christ died for you.
Your heavenly father loves you unconditionally, and this should be reason enough for you to live boldly and freely.
When fearful thoughts fill your mind, think about how much God loves you. Meditate of the great sacrifice that was made at the cross. And ask God to show you how much he loves you.
What do you think about yourself? Do you focus on your greatness or your flaws?
What you think about yourself matters more than what others think about you. Our worthiness comes from God, not self.
Do not focus on your flaws; instead, focus on Jesus, your perfect savior. The more you see yourself from the lens of grace, the more you see yourself worthy.
God has told us through scripture to live boldly and courageously. You do not have to be perfect or self-sufficient to be used by God.
You only need to be willing. Seeing yourself from the lense of grace will make you live boldly and freely.