This morning I was reading and meditating on Psalm 119. Verse 32 says, “I run in the paths of your commands for you have set my heart free.”
For the woman in bondage to people pleasing or perfectionism, there is very little freedom. Her own expectations and the expectations of others drive her and leave her exhausted. Jesus came that we might experience the freedom He offers through grace.
My question to you is this, are you running towards freedom or are you racing to keep everyone happy? How can you tell? One tell tale sign is how exhausted you are. Certainly, there are times when we are pushing hard, not feeling well, or under an extrodinary amount of stress. As a result, exhaustion overwhelms. But, if you are living in a continual state of fatigue you aren’t experiencing the freedom Christ offers. What expectations might you need to lay aside in order to enjoy His grace?
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