I need limits! I came to this decision after looking at my life. Now Im realising this more and more. After we moved to another country where I don’t know anyone at first I felt like ¨yay I can do whatever I want¨. I have no church and nobody will judge me. But after while I understand that I continued to live by the rules of which I lived in my home country. Because these rules are based on Gods words. God gave me liberty but as human being I need limits. Bible says :
ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. Galatians 5 :13
God does not hold us. He gives us absolute liberty to choose whatever we want. But He left instructions in Bible how to choose right. But we as a human being like to interpret Bibles limits as we like. Recently I’ve read statement ¨ When gay marriage is brought up Christians that smoke, drink, curse and have premarital sex are suddenly concerned with what the bible allows ¨.
And I could not be more agreed with it. That is absolutely truth. We have changed Bible to the one we can ¨understand easily¨. We like preachers who can make us feel that it is normal to drink, curse, lying, or teach our children non-christian basis with Bible words. And after when we face the results of our actions we complain on God and people. But this is only the consequence of our freedom without God.
I often stand before decisions that will impact my life. And I remember
¨And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus¨ Colossians 3 :17
After thinking ¨If this will glorify God¨ ¨Will God be proud of me¨ ¨What would Jesus do¨. I see the problem being solved! But when I think ¨What is going to be after¨, ¨I know many Christians who does this and worse¨ ,¨Even king David sinned¨ and so on. And I chose wrong. After time I regret so much for decision I made based on my opinions. I have much more problems but I have to pay for the wrong decision I made myself.
I see many of us Christians that confused in their priorities. It is normal to dream about and work hard for wealth, luxury, leisure, and financial security, as if these things are the highest good and the ultimate goals of life. But not many can combine this with hard work and dreams about serving God. Because this is the only reason we are on this planet ¨ to glorify God ¨.
If we let God rule our life it gets so obvious that our Christian liberty is actually very limited. Many Christians forgot that we have been set free from sin, but “have become slaves to God.” as Paul writes in Romans 6:22. As a human being I don’t want anyone telling me what to do or how to live my life. I don’t want anybody to limit my freedom. And I am free, but I do need limits to do only God’s will. I can do whatever I want to do but only if it’s God’s will.