There are so many things that can trip us up, but it’s ultimately up to you if you are going to let them stop you! We have excuses, temptations, bad habits, pain, relationship challenges, physical challenges, and on and on. Growing up watching Disney movies we identified with the hero or heroine, everything always worked out dreamy in the end. Sometimes life doesn’t work out the way we had hoped, or at least in the timing that we’d hoped it would. So, how do we live free then? If there are all of these hurdles and challenges, what does a free life even look like?
I too have had my share of challenges. I have been a single mom, I’ve been in abusive relationships, I stole something and was fired from a job for it, I’ve had fights with friends, and been kicked out of social cliques sometimes for clear reasons, sometimes because girls can be mean. I’ve lost job opportunities, and dreams have been dashed at times. I’ve struggled to feel my own sense of worth and value and fought old bad habits and ways of doing things. Life has not been easy. At some point in my experience, I identified with the word free. I think it was at the time that I was fighting to get out of a very unhealthy and abusive relationship. I gave myself the email freebrooke@…. I identified with the word free. In my heart, I knew I was and could be free. I just had to live it. Ever since that time, I’ve been working on what that means for me.
Freedom…”The power or right to act, speak or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. “ Isn’t that what we all want? Did you know that this is a Divine Right? One of my favorite verses is Galatians 5 13-14 “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” An especially good quote is by Socrates, “To find yourself, think for yourself.” These verses explain what the longing of my heart was when I found myself in an unhealthy place, in a relationship where my thoughts, my heart, my boundaries didn’t matter enough to another, a person I was giving power over me. When I began to identify with these qualities of freedom and what the Bible says about my freedom, I began to act in ways that freed me from unhealthy choices. The Bible wants us to serve others but not allow them to be our God, taking away our ability to think for ourselves. True freedom is when we are taking our direction from within and the voice of God and only those two things. In a healthy relationship obviously, we can serve and it safe to do so because we are respected and loved and not harmed in the process.
For me, my lack of freedom came from allowing others too much control in my experience and not creating healthy boundaries. For you, it might be something entirely different. It could be that you are allowing alcohol, disorganization, laziness, or anger to control you. A free life is one that is lived on your terms with guidance and dreams put in your heart by the creator that you are FREE to take action towards.
I’d like to help you free yourself through coaching, tools, tips, and resources so that you can live the life you have imagined. If you haven’t even been free enough to imagine it, we’ll get to that too! As a Strategic Intervention and Activation Method coach, all of the strategies that I’ve learned are about getting you in touch with your inner wisdom and helping you find the resources to move in the direction you want to go. We can brainstorm together what you want more of in your life and work to reframe any negative beliefs that may be holding you back. It’s also so helpful to have a support person that has your back and is regularly working with you to move towards what you want out of life. To be able to live your life moment to moment on your own terms and do what you want to do is true freedom! You were born free and deserve to live free now!