The Freedom to Move
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free! Galatians 5:1
You are not a slave to shame. It can immobilize us; keeping us from taking even the smallest steps toward the husband or wife we need to be. Shame always looks back at who we were, never forward. It says thing like,
“You’ve never done that before.”
“You know, if you start praying with your wife NOW, it’s admitting what a total failure you HAVE been!”
“Family devotions are for dads who actually know what they are doing.”
“Ask for forgiveness? Just bury it, she’ll forget about it over time.”
These statements are shackles, lies intended to keep us from moving forward. Men we don’t have to be slaves to our past! God’s grace is sufficient and ready for you to take new and simple steps of faith in your marriage and family. So, even if you have never prayed with your wife, do it today. Even if you have never read the Bible with your kids make a plan or ask for help today! Jesus has freed us to become the men and women he wants us to be today, so don’t delay!
Don’t let the shame of who you were keep you from being who God wants you to be.