“Far more than you could ever imagine,” says Ephesians 3:20 (MSG)

The word unleash means to be free from the leash. In life, a “leash” could be anything that restraints, controls, and chains you from becoming whatever God intends for your life. A leash could be your guilt of past mistakes, fear of the unknown, and self-doubt to name a few.

What does life look like “free from the leash?” It could mean freeing yourself from whatever or whoever is restraining your freedom to reclaim your true self as God’s beloved child. Can you name those areas of life that keep your captivity? How can you begin to take crucial steps toward freedom? How do you transform sterility into creativity, fear into courage, and past into the future? How do you stay motivated to keep growing, creating, and making a difference in your life, family, and the world?

What barriers hinder you from achieving your life purpose and meaning? What if you resist any forces or systems in a society designed to suppress your God-given imaginative, innovative, and creative capacity? What if you activate the power of God within us?

Remember this Scripture that says, “God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.” (Ephesians 3:20-21, MSG).

If you unleash yourself from any of these things that hold you back or restrain you, what difference would it make for you, your family and friends, and your community?

By allowing God’s Spirit to empower you to live freely, courageously, and faithfully in pursuing the purpose that God is calling you in your life, you are unleashing yourself in achieving your wildest dreams. Yes, it is God’s dream for you. Do you have the faith to claim that God can do anything far more than you could ever imagine? Do you know Jesus? Hear this good news: Jesus can fill your heart with God’s power and give you a reason to sing as you go about your daily life.

Prayer Song: (UMH #380)

Though sometimes he leads through waters deep,

Trials fall across the way

Though sometimes the path seems rough and steep,

See his footprints all the way

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,

Sweetest name I know,

Fills my every longing, keeps me singing as I go.