If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. (John 8:36)
It happens to all of us. We feel stuck. We wonder if we will ever change. We are given labels and we believe them. Sometimes we feel haunted by our past mistakes. It's a little word called regret. It’s those moments when our sins and habits begin to catch up with us.
But friends, no matter what you’ve done or failed to do—God’s power is big enough to change you. There is no sin too great for God’s grace. There is no habit too big for His healing. There is no label too strong for His love. Simply put: God’s power is bigger than your past.
What’s amazing about God's power is that it is rooted in His love for you. God knows who you are no matter the label you give yourself, or the label others have given you. And because of God’s power rooted in love, what’s true about you now doesn’t have to be true about you tomorrow. You’re not attempting to “reinvent” yourself by striving to be some perfect person. Rather, God’s power transforms us to be uncovered by His image, redeemed through Christ. It’s only then that what once was no longer has to be. That is freedom.
The great news is, we have freedom in Christ to become who we were made to be.
Notes from the Staff @The Woods