So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free. John 8:36 NLT
One of my favorite Gospel songs is “Break Every Chain.” To know there is power in the name of Jesus is reason enough to praise Him with every breath we take.
I confess that I’ve been bound. February made a year of renewed life for me. With God I’ve broken chains of fear, worry and self-pity. Fear kept me complacent, content with not growing in my life nor expecting better for myself. I complained constantly about my money being funny. I expressed my frustration of living check to check, but the sad part was that I wasn’t doing anything to change my situation because fear had me bound. It felt like a continuous cycle in my life that I wished would end.
The Lord is my light and my salvation, so why should I be afraid? Psalms 27:1 NLT
In February 2013, I prayed and asked God to help my situation and to help me do better. God told me to accept a position that had been offered to me in the past. See I am a full time Customer Service Manager at the company I work for, but upper management has always asked me to try sales, because they believe I would be great at it. They believed, but I didn’t. Unfortunately, I didn’t master inside sales at a previous job, so of course I doubted my success with outside sales. Those chains of worry and self-pity surfaced. God knew this so to make my decision even more rewarding they agreed to let me try sales twice a week, because they didn’t want to let me go as the Customer Service Manager. God pushed me to move and I did. I went to my Regional Director and told her I wanted to try the position. I let my doubt take the backseat and Faith started to drive.
Even youths will become weak and tired and young men will fall in exhaustion, but those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary they will walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:30-31 NLT
It is February 2014 and I just celebrated a year of breaking the chains of fear, worry and self-pity. Working twice a week doing sales I mastered what no one has ever done working only two days. My sales revenue was over $26,000! God blessed me with more than enough that I was able to buy a new car!! Do you realize how I’ve prayed for this day? A year ago I couldn’t have imagined being in this place. The chains had me so bound my eyes were covered. Glory be to GOD that He helped me break every chain. All it took was faith and obedience and I did it. And I’m so happy I did!
And it is impossible to please God without faith. Hebrews 11:6 NLT
Thank You Lord for breaking the chains in my life that have had me bound. Thank You for delivering me from fear, worry and self-pity. When I did nothing but focus on the negative, thank You for reminding me that in order to please You I must have Faith. It was by faith that the chains were broken. I honor You and give You all the praise for You are worthy. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
Ladies, I EMPOWER you to take those chains of _______________ and break them. As we celebrate Black History month, it is remembered how our ancestors were shackled in chains. Although we may be free in the natural sense, many of us are still shackled with something in our lives. I encouraged you to break free and step out on faith. I love you!
Ms. Hassanah White is a dedicated member of Faith Walkers Church in Birmingham, Alabama where their motto is to “Walk it out by Faith.” She also serves as a member of the Praise Dance Ministry. Hassanah is a true professional in the realm of marketing and customer service. She’s a proud mother of a very energetic little boy named Jaden. Hassanah believes laughter and prayer are the best medicines for any situation. Her favorite scripture is Hebrews 11:6: “And without Faith it is impossible to please GOD, because anyone who comes to Him must BELIEVE that He exists and that He REWARDS those who earnestly seek Him.”