Bond(age)

What I have learned lately is that bondAGE has no age yet, it is a bond that ages with you. What a tricky think bondage can be. Slipping its way into your life with its subtle movements and schemes. However, just as subtle bondage attaches itself to you, it can be reversed with certain actions that will release you from the chains holding you down.

I am at the young age of 25, but this young 25 year old women found herself feeling feelings that were... well, different. These feeling were distintly so familiar but so distantly unfamiliar. The reason being is because the feelings that I was feeling did not just start yesterday but it was from an accumulation of events that have happened over time. I felt a sense of bitterness that creeped up and bounded itself on me because of many decisions I have made, people who I felt hurt me, and much more. Little by little as I grew up this bondage was growing with me. Day by day I grew up feeling the background touch of bitterness on my spinal cord that was not visible to my human eyes.

It took me one small moment to realize the invisible chains that held me down. And then, one small encounter with God that broke the bondage forever. God says in my E-paraphrased way, how am I supposed to forgive you if you cannot forgive others. And if your brother or sister has something against you, you must reconcile with them before you offer up any sacrifice to me. (Matthew 5:23-24; 6:14). 

At that moment, I realized that I had to put everything out on the table so that bondage would not age with me. I had to figure out where that bondage originated from and dig deep into its roots to make sure that it would not try to surface itself again. And not only suppress it from surfacing again but completely eliminating it so that it is no longer a part of me and my garden. Sure, weeds will test me at times but I have found the right tools that will eliminate every stronghold that tries to bring me down to bondage. I am free!

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You have a choice to be bound to the weeds in your life or eliminate them before they unruly rule your life into a long life of bondAGE.

I hope that this encouraged you today because it has truly been encouraging me. I am FREE y'all!

XOXO, Ericka Warnita

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