Friday, October 2, 2009

My Obsession With Freedom

I am obsessed with freedom.

When I was a slave to sin I was free to do what i wanted. I loved sin. That's what I wanted to do. Now, I am a slave to Christ, which is fine but, do I still have the freedom to do what I want to do? I want to be free. I want freedom.

You're either a slave to sin or a slave to Christ. There are no other options. As Bob Dylan once sang, "You're gonna have to serve somebody,
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the lord
But you're gonna have to serve somebody."
Rather, I'd say you either serve Him or serve yourself.

Yet, I AM free to do what I want. I, like Paul, want to do evil AND do good. Evil in my body; good in my mind. So, as one who was unconverted, I pursued unrighteousness but, now I actually pursue righteousness. Previously, I never looked to be righteous, however, now I do. But, it is hard to find, sometimes very hard. However, evil was, for me, easy to find. And it still is.

By the way, being a slave is only a bad thing if you're NOT doing what you want. To be a slave working in a field is only a bad thing to someone who hates to physically labor in fields. So, which is better, to be a slave to sin? or to be a slave to Christ? Which is it?

Superficially... to sin. Until the resurrection and the removal of this flesh.