the beginning of the end of our expectations
of Jesus and who and what he was doing.
He was ready to display his plan
and his course of action to fulfill his mission.
It was the beginning of the love story
that still echoes in the hearts and ears of the ones who are willing to hear it.
It was the time when we as humans
could be untied to fulfill our mission,
just as the donkey Jesus rode on while entering Jerusalem.
The chosen symbolic donkey was tied
up waiting for the mission.
This donkey was chosen.
This donkey was seen for what it was.
When untied and lead to the mission,
this donkey carried the weight of many
and the sorrows of events
that would not change ,
and most importantly the victory
due to mercy filled freedom.
We are all tied to something that we need to be released from. I know that I was tied up with the ropes of perfection.
The ropes of self- righteousness tightened ever so rapidly around my wrists and ankles.
My self- worth and identify were infused with the fibers of what tied me down.
The ropes made me feel ugly and very messy.
I raged with every effort to change but was too weak to do so. The acid of anger and bitterness burned my lips until that day when my ropes were cut and I gained freedom to fulfill my mission.
There is never a day that I am not thankful for the mercy
and the love that saved me from myself!
I am thankful for the confidence that reins in my heart.
I am thankful for the eyes of love,
the heart for the mission.
I am thankful for the strength to preserve.
I am Thankful for the reassurance of who I am.
I am thankful for forgiveness and clarity.
In honor of this day
and the kindness
and the sovereignty of God.
I choose to leave my ropes on the road where he untied me.
I will leave the shame of past selfishness.
I will leave the whispers of doubt.
I will leave the unanswered questions on the road
and I will wait to see the truth
when I am able to see it clearly.
I will leave
and my bitterness
on the dusty road with those ropes.
I will choose to walk in the mission,
and the knowledge
that I am chosen and I am equipped.
I free to be me !
I also know that I am loved because of that reason!
What are you tied to?
Is it time to allow freedom to make you ready for your mission?
He sees you and he still wants you!
He sees you and he is not frightened by you or your mess.
He loves you all of you regardless PERIOD!
Are you ready to accept your freedom and your love, unmerited and allow it to empower you and your mission?