Families are great – but not perfect
“You can choose your friends, but not your family!” Have you ever said that? Or heard it said? Families are great – part of God’s plan for the human race. But they are all fallen and broken in some way, because all human beings are fallen and broken to some extent. God commands us to honour our parents, but families can teach us unhealthy habits or patterns of behaviour.
When we find ourselves falling into the same temptations time after time, or living with wounds that just don’t seem to heal, it is often necessary to go backwards in order to move forwards. The good news is that if we are able and willing to face up to our past, then Christ can free us from it and we can emerge whole and newly-alive in him.
Our church family can help us break free
Our church family can help us in this. Wise friends, a mentor, a pastor, even a therapist or counsellor can really help us on our journey. It’s challenging work, but so rewarding when we come out the other side.
Following Jesus requires us to break free from the destructive patterns of our past and living out the purpose God has for our lives. Sometimes, we need to go back to move forward. This week in our Battle Drill devotionals, we focus on the part our family plays in our life with God. There’s a new episode of Battle Drill Devotional every Monday through Friday.
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