Stop Shining the Chains

We’ve all had multiple chains, large and small, that weighed us down and kept us from being free. Sometimes it’s years before we even realize that something is a chain. Over time, as we grow in grace, we begin to recognize chains that have bound us all along: perhaps habits, mindsets, attitudes that we have practiced from childhood.

What do we do with those chains? It’s best to pray earnestly and ask God to remove them, and then to do our part—whatever that is—to help get rid of them. But that’s usually hard to do. Sometimes we just sit around, polishing the chains, making them look bright and shiny while they continue to hold us back.

O God, help us recognize and relinquish our chains.

Photo by Edge2Edge Media on Unsplash.

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