Sometimes it seems that all I can see is the struggle. I’m haunted by ghosts that lived in my past. I was bound up in shackles of all my failures. I think to myself how long is this going to last.

If we’re not careful the struggle is all we can see. We feel chained to our past and can not see the future. It seems like it lasts an eternity. With no way out.

Then God looked at the prison we’ve built around us. And says, Stop fighting a fight that’s already been won. And we become redeemed. God is our chain breaker, He wipes away every stain and we are white again.

If we take the opportunity to be not who we used to be, we will redeemed.

All my life I have been called unworthy, named by the voice of my pain, shame and regret. But when I heard God say lift up your head. I remember that Gods not done with me yet. There is a hope and a future for all of us.

We don’t have to be the old inside of us. The old is dead and gone, put on the new and begin living. We can have a new name, a new life, we do not have to be the same. Take off those chains, stand up straight and hold your head up high.

Remember we are sons and daughters of the most High King. Break off those chains. Stand up straight. Lift up your head. Straighten your crown.

And live the life you were meant to live.

God has redeemed you. So break off those chains, and wipe away every stain. Because you are redeemed.

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