Bondage is a terrible thing, whether physical or emotional. Not many of us are in physical captivity, but emotional bondage is rampant. If you are the one being held captive by someone’s behavior, you are at liberty to free yourself today. Recognize being in bondage is never God’s best, and He will help free you.
“The word came to Jeremiah from the Lord after King Zedekiah had made a covenant with all the people in Jerusalem to proclaim freedom for the slaves. Everyone was to free their Hebrew slaves, both male and female; no one was to hold a fellow Hebrew in bondage. So all the officials and people who entered into this covenant agreed that they would free their male and female slaves and no longer hold them in bondage. They agreed, and set them free. But afterward they changed their minds and took back the slaves they had freed and enslaved them again.” Jeremiah 34:8-11 NIV
Just as God called upon His people to free their brothers from captivity, I believe He calls upon us to free our friends and relations from any kind of bondage that would make them feel obligated, sad, or rejected. Is anyone you love afraid to speak to you because you will reject him? If you have held someone captive, today is the day to declare him or her free. A call asking forgiveness will break chains faster than you can imagine!
Taken from Women of Faith Devotional Bible