In Prison Should I be Happy, Should I be sad ? Are you waiting for Jamb results,on lecturers strike ? or looking for a Job or looking for a husband,wife or are you by any chance in Jail ? or in a state that can be defined as prison ? Then this article might be for you .
TEXT: Genesis 39:23 “The keeper of the prison looked not to anything that was under his hand; because the LORD was with him (Joseph), and that which he did, the LORD made it to prosper.”
True freedom, for me anyway, takes practice. Actually, it takes a set of practices that serve as a guideline and map to freedom. Walk around rudderless without direction long enough and you’ll find you’re creating the same mess repeatedly.
Habitual patterns mistaken as freedom by most Christians
Monday wake up goto work come back ..Wednesday: midweek service.....Friday: TGIF Clubbing,Saturday: Sleep,Weddings,Clubbing..Sunday: Church,parties etc ,.Monday : Wake up again .
Excerpt from a liberated Prisoner
Then it hit me... I was actually free! Just like that! I realized that though the state had my body, only I could give anyone permission to enslave my mind. It may not sound like a lot to you, but for me it was transformative experience. The fact that I could choose to be free no matter where I found myself blew me away.
From that day on, I was free, really free, and all my interactions reflected this realization of freedom. What happened was that people began responding to me differently: guards, who previously were able to press my buttons, didn’t know how to deal with the newer, free me, leaving them confused and anxious.
Other inmates would ask me why I “looked” different: was I exercising more, did I gain weight?
Ultimately, I have learned that my freedom demands I choose happiness. I never even knew I had that choice. It is my responsibility as a human being, actually, this choice. This is why I always say that everything we ever need for our happiness exists right here, right now, this very moment… this very life. This is true whether your prison is made of concrete and bars or psychic cockroaches.
"It was during those long and lonely years th"at my hunger for the freedom of my own people became a hunger for the freedom of all people, white and black."Nelson Mandela
Happy Birthday to Nelson Mandela. Sir, from us all at 9jabook.com ! You are an inspiration.
9jabookers May you all know true happiness… and freedom.amen
regards Frank Mr Netchurch Adeche