I am so pleased and excited to introduce The Live Free Movement.
This has been on my mind for some time and now and I am so so grateful to God for the opportunity to share The Live Free Movement with the world.
First, let me tell you a two quick stories:
Once upon a time there lived a goat. This goat lived in its owner's yard tied to a tree with a rope. It soon learnt that it couldn't go beyond what the length of the rope allowed. And very soon, it stopped trying. One day, a stranger came along. Setting his eyes on the poor animal, the stranger took out a pocket knife and cut the rope. Then he stood watching to see whether the goat would walk away and take advantage of its freedom. But it never did. It stayed near the tree, walking around in the safe distance the rope would've permitted, despite the fact that it had been set free.
Once upon a time, there lived a girl. She had big dreams and she knew God had big plans for her. Yet she was terrified of anything outside of her comfort zone. Still, she liked to believe she was daring. Everyday was an opportunity to be bold and daring. But sometimes it wasn't always as easy as she thought. Her comfort zone was well, comfortable. But the one thing she loved holding on to was the Word of God. She would read stories of people who overcame their fears. People who went through a trying experience, those who weren't afraid to stand up for their God, those who had the faith to perform miracles, those who had an amazing amount of courage...and she realized that these people were believers like her. Yet, something was different. She realized that it was possible to be a believer, truly believe and not live in freedom. She learnt that it was possible to be like that goat in the first story. Free but not living in freedom. She realized that as a community, we could help each other walk in complete freedom.
Here's what it's all about:
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
– Galatians 5:1 ESV
The Live Free Movement is a movement set on encouraging believers to live in the complete freedom that God has given them. We live in a world and society where it is easy to lose focus of the work Christ did for us on the cross. We get caught up in everyday struggles - whether it be at work, at school, within our family, at college, at church or in our social surroundings. It is easy to be trapped in the opinion of others, our own rational or irrational fears, habits we struggle to get rid of, emotions that keep us from functioning like we would like to, feelings of inadequacy, worldly standards we try to fit into…and the list could go on and on.
Well, here is the Good News: Christ came, gave himself and died on the cross – a price He paid for the remission of our sins. In doing so, He gave us complete freedom! Freedom from sin, freedom to fulfill our God-given destinies, freedom to be who God has called us to be, freedom to walk in victory, freedom from fear, freedom from shame…you name it! Are you getting this? You are free. We are set free by the truth (John 8:32) and whomever the Son of God sets free is free indeed (John 8:36)!
The Live Free Movement is committed to encouraging every believer from different walks of life to experience what it is to truly live daily in the freedom that Christ has given. In so doing, we show the world that it doesn’t have to accept what today’s society has to offer. There is much more. There is peace, there is joy, there is hope, irrespective of the circumstances. All of that and much more is found in the freedom that Christ offers. With Christ, you can experience what it is to live free.
What you can do:
Share your story
Send in your stories! Yes! Send in a story of an experience, something you overcame, something you heard that's encouraged you to walk more in the freedom that Christ has given. You can do this in written form or get creative and make a video. It's really up to you! Send it to email@example.com.
Send in an interview
Let us get to know you! We are all unique. And we each have that something that makes us who we are. Share that with the world. I'll provide a list of questions and you can either answer them in written form or make a video! Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know you're interested in an interview.
Share your day-to-day experiences
I love to believe that we win battles every single day. Whether it is holding your tongue when you could very well have said something mean. Whether it is simply being yourself when others expect you to fit in their mould. Or maybe its wearing your favourite pair of sneakers despite the fear of being made fun of! You won! And you lived free. Share it! But how do you share? By taking it to social media, of course. We defeat the enemy by the word of our testimony (Rev. 12:11), so share your daily victories with others all over the world.
Post a picture on Instagram or Facebook, share your experience on twitter...whatever the case hashtag #LiveFreeMvt. (If its on instagram or twitter, you can also notify me with @titi_funto. For Facebook, @Titi Funto).
Lets build a community of Christians who live in the complete freedom that Christ has given them.
Stay tuned for some pretty awesome things ahead!