FREEDOM TO LIVE YOUR LIFE


The Oxford dictionary defines liberty as the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's behavior or political views. The power or scope to act as one pleases. President Obama's final speech touched on a simple basic gift given to man by our creator and that is personal liberty. This is what every body deserves no matter their race or gender.

The absence of personal freedom can leave someone feeling limited, incarcerated or enslaved. When you have the liberty to express yourself, your thoughts and talents with nothing stopping you from enjoying the rewards of pursuing your dream, be grateful because not everybody has it. Freedom is not as free as people think so embrace what you have and ask yourself what you should be doing with everything readily available to you.

Generally, people have the liberty to live the way they want but you should take into account the impact of your choices on others and the world around you.

For example you can decide to throw your litter in the bin or on the floor. You may decide to put your feet on the seat in the public bus, if you choose. You may even opt to give your seat to a pregnant woman on the train.You have a choice of caring or not caring for yourself, others or your environment. You can decide to play your music as loud as possible depriving your neighbors of sleep and keep them awake all though the night. A sense of responsibility is required to experience the pleasure of freedom which should be managed for the benefit of you and others.

The best act of personal liberty is to use your choices for your development and in consideration for others.

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Blessing
Yes liberty is crucial in individual's emotional / psychological / physical wellbeing Christ has set us free from bondage hence no one should lord over another But provided we do not use liberty to satisfy the fleshYes liberty is crucial in individual's emotional / psychological / physical wellbeing Christ has set us free from bondage hence no one should lord over another But provided we do not use liberty to satisfy the flesh
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Makatleho
Thank you Pst. Anita, this is what I live by...very inspiring!
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Catherine
I love your inspiring story. Silence kills.
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Busay
I live by this....or at least I'm teaching myself to...the definition of an enlightened person is one who is fearless....freedom comes when we face fear....recognise it but disregard it's existence..
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Austine John
Thanks for this article Pastor
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Akpesiri
Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn't have the time to sit around and talk about you. What's important to me is not others' opinions of me, but what's important to me is my opinion of myself. Ak
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Frau Glauben
Pastor, this is so refreshing. True liberty blesses others
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Frau Glauben
Pastor, this is so refreshing. True liberty blesses others
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nokuzola
I.love you pastor
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Nkechi
Pastor thank you so much for this write up. Every sensible person would like to be free to do the things they want to do when they want to do it. I love my God given freedom both Spirit, Soul and Body. Where the Spirit of God is there is liberty. God bless you Pastor. I love you so so much
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John
I concur with this. Thanks.
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Vimbayi
Wooooooow thank you Pastor Ann. I am so blessed by these articles. You know what Pastor you write about real life, practical things if people could apply their character will be moulded. I liked it when you mentioned that "a sense of responsibility is required to experience the pleasure of freedom which should be managed for my benefit and others". Some of us will become selfish, thinking about ourselves forgetting others, understanding our part at the expense of others. Thank you for the correction because I was now developing "my liberty syndrome" of which this is very wrong. In life we need to balance up so that we enjoy our liberty and others enjoy theirs too.
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Phyliks
Freedom in Christ is total! Where the spirit of the Lord is there is freedom! And if the son of Man set you free you are free indeed!
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Jennifer
I looove this post.. Solo..love this post.. Every word of it! Thank you. Mwaah.!
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Peculiar
Thank you Pastor. It's great to live without being oppressed. Even the scripture tells us that where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty. Everyone is entitled to that liberty. However, my concern is where those who are not mature or sensitive make decisions that are not edifying. May God give us the wisdom to use the liberty we are given wisely and within the "laws" of Jesus: love thy neighbour as thyself.
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Pindy
Very powerful Pastor Anita. Keep up the good work.
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Okoye
Yes God help to get back my freedom
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giselle
Thanks for the knowledge of the word