My Fight for Freedom

My Fight for Freedom

I have fought this fight before, but this time is different. It’s a new journey. A new day. Because as elementary as it may sound, the Lord has been teaching me to let him lead. Just him.

You see I am a recovering control-freak who has often-forged forward with what I think are God-ideas. But in my own strength. In my own time. In my own way.

Anyone else?

The problem with this particular area is that I have succeeded in the short-term, but over the long haul I had retraced my old steps.

This time I was desperate for change. I knew I couldn’t live like this any longer. My feet hurt. My back ached. And I was oh so tired. I possessed zero energy and motivation to pull up my bootstraps and try on my own.

Desperation was the very place God met me.

Tenderly he whispered, “I lead, you follow.”

It was time.

So I have been learning to wait on the Lord’s leadership in this area. At times, days move slowly. Others go fast. Expectations appear unrealistic. Funds look limited. Self-discipline feels non-existent. Self-denial seems undoable.

But low and behold, despite myself, through the power of the Holy Spirit I am taking hold of my health.

Grasping the victory given. Gaining on an area of great defeat.

It will be a life long journey but for the first time I feel like I have experienced and seen this truth unfold in my life.

I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified. 1 Corinthians 9:27 NLT

I never would have though it possible, but my heart is so grateful.

Grateful to Lord for empowering the fight for my freedom. Grateful for presenting me with the pathway to my promise land. Grateful for the realization of this Truth in my life.

It’s a new journey. A new day.

Let us fight for our freedom. You are not alone. You have a partner in the battle who can tell you that the fight will be worth it…because OVERWHELMING VICTORY is ours.

Despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. Romans 8:37 NLT

P.S. If you need a little pep rally click below to hear an old but fun song that gets me going, New Day by Brenton Brown/Vineyard




About Erin Nicole Thompson

Erin Nicole Thompson is a fun-loving and authentic momma to 4 littles, wife of a ruggedly handsome Pastor, and as she likes to think, the CEO of her home operations. She delights in worship, cooking with good music, the sweet faces of her sleeping children, adult conversations, and some quiet time at Starbucks. She loves to serve alongside, encourage, and equip young and seasoned women. Erin is grateful to be part of what God is doing at The Chapel, a multi-campus church in Northern Chicago-land where her husband, Dave, pastors the Lake Zurich Campus. Presently, she lives to dream and follow God as he writes her story.