This post is written to link with Five Minute Friday: write for five minutes on a one word prompt. The prompt today is “release.”
Release speaks of freedom- stepping out of captivity, letting out what was once held back, moving from the darkness into the light.
I think of releasing my words into the world for the first time by pressing “publish” on my first blog post…
…Or releasing the part of my story which no-one knew, of finally speaking up and coming out of hiding.
It means freedom, but it also means a loss of control:
Will my words be accepted or rejected? How will people respond when they hear my story?
Sometimes it’s easier to hold it back and keep it inside because it feels safe. Release can be scary.
It’s worth the risk though, because only by stepping out of our self-constructed fort of “safety,” can we be free to fly, to be all that God wants us to be, to walk in the freedom and fullness of life that he offers.
No matter what is binding you, release is possible…
…because of Jesus!
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released,
that the blind will see,
that the oppressed will be set free,
and that the time of the Lord’s favour has come.” (Luke 4:18-19 NLT)
FMF friends, I may not be able to visit many of your posts on Friday, but I look forward to catching up on Saturday!