My son wrote this short reflection on true freedom:
“Freedom can be defined by one’s desires – “I am free to do what I want” – but this is not true freedom. True freedom is defined by one’s being – “I am free to be what I was meant to be”.
In fact, the desire-based freedom can be contradictory to the being-based freedom. If I am meant to be sacrificial, if that is an attribute of my inner being, then getting what I want is a hinderance to being what I was meant to be – it is an obstacle to my true freedom, hindering me from realizing my true potential for sacrifice.” – Richard Michael Venable
Yes, the Lord delivered us into freedom to be who He designed and destined us to be! He delivered us from the bondage of sin. We are not free in Christ TO sin, but free FROM sin. We are free to be heirs with Christ, free to be saints, free to be sons of God! “Where the Spirit of the LORD is there is liberty” to be who you are in Christ! (2 Cor 3:17) Oh, our Father wants us to be more than we can imagine! (Eph 3:20) And all creation awaits the revelation of the glorious sons of God! (Romans 8:19) Arise! Shine!
“…. the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.” (Romans 8:21) Oh, glorious day!
“… when He appears we will be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is! And everyone who thus hopes in Him purifies Himself as He is pure.” (1 John 3:2b-3)