There will always be people that Satan uses to attack the most vulnerable and exposed parts of our heart, mind and soul.  There will always be people of the world who will measure our character and ministry.  There will always be people – lost souls – that are blind to the life of Christ in the Redeemed.

As we mature in Christ, we will be set free from the fear of being exposed, we will no longer be concerned about how we appear to others, and we will lose ourselves in the life of Christ.

The old man (that fears to be exposed) has been put to death… we must reckon it so.  The world (and its measures) has been overcome… we must become overcomers (by His blood, our testimony, no fear of death).  Christ is offering to exchange His life for ours… we must take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of us.

Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

Philippians 2:12-13

God does the willing and the working in us.  We are left with choosing – choosing to believe and choosing to obey.  The rest belongs to Him.  We make it too hard on ourselves and others.

Freedom is a choice.  Choose to be free… right now.  He’s waiting.

Your friend and His,