We're sharing stories to encourage and inspire us all to choose the freedom that Jesus has won for us - here's Innes' story:
Innes, when did you hear about Freedom In Christ?
I first found out about Freedom in Christ in 2011 from a friend at church who had done it and been deeply impacted by it. I really felt it would be good to try it - and as I result I did so and I've not looked back since! I always recommend it to others at every opportunity.
Which part of the freedom message has had the most impact on your life?
It was so good to know that only God knows what we think and that Satan cannot read our minds. We can know with confidence that Jesus is the only one that knows us inside and out and, as it says in the bible, "He that is in us is greater than he that is in the world."
So, although Satan can really give us a run for our money, there is no way he can win because Jesus has already won at the cross.
So, how has your life been changed?
For me the main impact has been the forgiveness process which one works through in the course. I have been able to find forgiveness in so many areas for others and myself and it is so releasing to be able to forgive, knowing that God has also forgiven me.
I also find that I have much more confidence in myself and my abilities to do things and am more able to ‘have a go’ rather than say ‘I cannot do that’ and this has made a tremendous difference as to how I look at life.
What would be your advice to someone thinking about doing Freedom In Christ?
I would advise them to do it without hesitation but to understand that it is not a one off and fix all in one go. It is an ongoing process and that is what is so good because I have found that no matter how many times I taken part in the course, whether as a participant or leading others, God always reveals different things in my life that I need to deal with.
It is nothing to be frightened of because it is only between yourself and the Holy Spirit and that is the beauty of it! We may have to make ourselves vulnerable, to others if appropriate, but it really is just between the individual and God and His Holy Spirit guides and leads us in such a way that we can personally cope with. It does not all have to be made public in groups and not have to share anything we are not comfortable with.
So go for it and be blessed and free!