When I think of freedom, I think of more than freedom of choice. We’ve been taught that we have freedom because we can (technically) do whatever we want, when we want, with whom we want, etc.
What if every choice we make is clouded by how we think we are perceived by others or what kind of outcome that choice will produce? If we live our lives worrying about tomorrow, the fear of failure, or what our family/friends will have to say, are we truly free?
Through faith, hope, and love, I find my freedom at its peak. I have faith I am exactly where I’m supposed to be — free of fear of what’s to come. I have hope through whatever challenges or limitations I am confronted with. Lastly, I love who I am; free from what the world thinks of me, knowing I am exactly who I was created to be.
With this foundation, I am free to make choices without suffering. I can choose to stay where I am, move forward, be happy, or be emotional, without feeling stuck in my own thoughts or anyone else’s expectations.