I pause for a moment
and think of the love and the grace
that God showers on me,
creating me in his image and likeness,
making me his temple.
God is within me and me in Him.
What most often stops me achieving freedom is my tendency
to be caught up in fears and expectations
about what I 'ought' or 'should' be.
My usual automatic responses tie me down
and inhibit me from exploring new areas of growth.
I ask and pray for a greater sense of inner freedom and
that I might reach the fresh and challenging possibilities
that God wishes me to realize.
Lead me Lord to where you need me to be.