“So..., why did you use Billy as an example? His life wasn’t changed...”
“Thank you, disembodied voice; you make a most excellent point, as always. But you are wrong. Albeit on the most basic of levels, Billy began a relationship with God. And my point is that it took a dozen minor victories to get him there.”
Freedom is like this....
Imagine a man with a heavy iron ball chained to his ankle. He is free to move about within the limit of his shackles. To venture beyond his circle of freedom, he must lift and carry the ball.
People are like that. The greater the emotional trauma, the more difficult it is for them to be set free. Someone less battered by this fallen-world may have no tether at all.
Jesus accepts each of us, the way He finds us, warts and all. The Holy Spirit begins the process of renewing our minds. Over time, God reveals our hearts to us, like peeling an onion, one layer at a time.
God’s truth tears down the false perceptions created by our pasts. Once out of the box, truth alters our reality. All life changes are won, one step at a time.
The cool thing is we can do this through fiction. Today’s point might seem minor, but in reality, it’s huge.
My goal, as a ministry minded writer is to help my readers move their own iron-ball forward. The mental images we create in our fiction are a powerful delivery system for life-changing truth.
I’ve discovered simple keys to unlocking some of life’s greatest emotional strongholds. I intend to share some of these silver bullets with you over the next week or two.
We will pick up this topic again soon.
Next week I want to highlight some books I’ve been reading.