Escaping

Pick the lock.  Ditch the captors.  Run for your life.

We all know how escape works.  We win freedom in the ‘get away.’

Sometimes freedom doesn’t come through escape, though.  I’ve realized, this year, that I like to avoid difficult things – escape what is sure to be a soul-captor.  Internal dialogue screams that the way of escape is to ignore this difficult place – pretend like it isn’t happening – smile at my kidnappers and be pleasant – get away.

I am certain (at least this time) that won’t work.  Embracing it – leaning into the difficult – and owning the fear, anger, frustration, and angst this soul terrorist has strapped my body with will truly be the only way to release it to God.  It’s the only escape to true freedom.

 

Advertisements

Author: Darren Sutton

I'm a dad - husband - veteran youth pastor. I'm trying to follow God's call on my life, despite my own shortcomings & because of His unfailing love.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s