Do you remember a moment you felt completely free?
As a child, I raced around my neighborhood on my ten-speed at dusk, pumping the pedals in even cadence, arms spread wide. My parents called me in as the sun disappeared, but I would linger. God felt closest in creation, when the wind was in my hair and rustling the trees. Each time I met God in the secret place, I was free.
My young heart would beat strong with vitality. But through the years, this zeal was replaced by the hamster wheel of achievement and acceptance. I became a firstborn, type A control freak looking for love. I bought the lie that love could be earned, and my worth was only as good as my latest accomplishment.
Eventually, despair set in when I believed things could never change. Choosing the approval of others over the freedom God offered, I leaned heavily into striving and perfectionism. I hustled and chased life by the tail, desperate to keep up. Finally, I went back to the pages of Scripture, which assured me that when Christ calls us to a free life, he calls us to operate out of the freedom he has already given us.
We weren’t made to keep up. We were made to be free. To be who we already are.
I am SO excited about my brand new book, You Are Free: Be Who You Already Are (coming February 21, 2017!).
Freedom is for everyone who wants it—the lost, the wounded, and those weary from striving. It’s for those who gave up trying years ago. It’s for those who are angry and hurt, brilliant and burnt by the Christian song and dance. You are the church, the people of God. You were meant to be free.
You can pre-order the book now from any of your favorite retailers and we've got some really fun things for you as a "thank you" for pre-ordering!
If you grab a copy by February 20th, you'll get:
- The First 3 Chapters of You Are Free - Delivered to Your Inbox Immediately!
- Free Downloadable "RESCUE" Print from The House of Belonging
- Rebekah's "Freedom" Message (Video)
Or if you're buying the book for friends or your small group and grab 3 or more copies, you'll get:
- Everything mentioned above
- Hand-Stamped 'FREE' Brass Cuff from Fashionable (Available to the first 200)
- Exclusive Invite to a Book Launch Party on February 21, 2017 in Franklin, TN
- Small Group Conversation Cards
To redeem those freebies, just order your book from your favorite retailer and go to YouAreFreeBook.com to fill out the form for your free stuff!
Jesus whispers, I gave my life to set you free. I gave you purpose. I called you to live in freedom in that purpose. Yet we still hobble through life, afraid to confess all the ways we push against this truth because we struggle to believe it. We continue to grasp for the approval of anyone who will offer it, whether they are strangers, friends, or family.
Christ doesn’t say you can be or may be or will be free. He says you are free.
Do you dare to believe it?