What keeps these animals "held" in their surroundings?
The great feature of Zoo Miami is that you get up close and personal with the animals. It almost feels that you can reach in and become a part of their habitat. The bears, lion, tigers, and elephants are huge. I wonder why they never try to live free. The snakes are caged and have to deal with constant visitors banging and clinking on their glass homes. The monkeys swing from tree to tree but never swing far enough to escape.
|Enjoying the shade|
Whatever it might be-the trained zoo keepers or delectable diets, these animals stay in bondage for years. Even though most can outrun and over power their trained human handlers. Many of us (like the animals at Zoo Miami) don't live free. We live behind the shame of our past. We live chained to our mistakes and hinged to our negative thinking.
The only place that most of us are limited is in our minds! Your biggest obstacles are only in your thoughts. Courage is not the absence of fear, it is moving forward in the presence of fear.
"So Christ has really set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don't get tied up again in slavery..." (Galatians 5:1 NLT)
We must break free from the chains that hinder us from living abundantly. We can't stay stuck in "what if" scenarios. Take the risk and live free. You are not free because of your own efforts. You are free because God has declared that you are free. Overcome your shyness, face your fear and have courage that God will carry you through to "abundant living". Don't just exist-get out there and LIVE.
Happy 4th of July!
This holiday don't just celebrate America's freedom. Celebrate your own. Live Free! (Posted by Roslyn)