Freedom comes from knowing and believing the truth.
“Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How can You say, ‘You will be made free’?”John 8:31–33.
Knowledge is power, so it is said. From what we know, we gain power that ushers us into either freedom or slavery in diverse dimensions of life. Knowing and believing the truth leads to freedom.
Those who love you will tell you the truth even when that truth hurts; those who don’t will flatter you with false truth so that you continue dwelling in slavery.
“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”Soren Kierkegaard.
Sadly, many people are living in denial of the truth. So much so that they’re in slavery since they believe and obey what isn’t true or refuse to believe what is true.
Truth is found in God’s Word and those who abide in it (believe and obey) know the truth and are set free. Unfortunately, freedom is not easily given. Because anything or anybody you serve other than God is your master and won’t let you be free like them. That’s why they won’t tell you the truth. The moment you decide to be free, you must be ready to rebel against people and things enslaving and controlling you.
The truth is that, you’re too valuable not to fulfil your God-given assignment at the expense of pseudo-voices that chain your feet so you wont move.
Be sensitive because there are too many voices around; too much noise as well! Some noises might seem too authentic yet, they are cynical; simply speaking out of their own interests.
You might even be tempted to trade your integrity, standards and principles for some attention to the noise.
Does the one you’re listening to love you? Is that person telling you the truth? I want you to know that Jesus loves you, intends the best of you, and is telling you the truth. He is the model voice of truth.
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.””John 14:6.
We need to wisely identify and give attention to voices that have our best interests at heart, not their selfish agendas. We need to read the Bible under the guidance of the Holy Spirit so we can know what God says about us.
Unshackle yourself from deceptionve voices that have insulated you in a sealed box of self-insufficiency — false promises, counterfeit hope… Abandon everything and everyone who overpowers intimidates, and controls you; enter into the adequacy of God’s abundant grace.
If you are going to choose, listen, believe and obey the right voice of truth, you’re going to receive your freedom and enter into the life of abundant grace of God. Amen!
Questions to consider
- Do you create a conducive environment where people can be a voice of truth in your life?
- Who speaks the truth to you?
- Are you willing to hear the voice of truth?
- How do you respond when you hear the voice of truth?
Thank you for reading, God bless you abundantly.