How do we minister to someone who is in bondage but does not recognize it? Our heart cries out because we know how fulfilled that person would be if they were free from bondage.
Often, it’s not until people are free from a bondage that they realize how bound they were. It can be an addiction; but when it is, it is obvious. It could be something that appears to be a good thing: a relationship, a job, a talent or a hobby. Always, the most challenging bondage is being in bondage to another person. If they are believing for that person to change, we agree that with God it’s possible. However, we encourage them to wait for the fruit of that transformation.
With love and patience we let them know what we discern. We reassure them that we understand, we are there for them and we are standing with them. With joy, we share how the Lord has set us free from bondage; yet we are careful in bringing this subject up so we don’t hinder their spiritual insight. We pray trusting that the Holy Spirit will enable them to see. With confidence, we expect it at any time. Could it be today? Hallelujah, from glory to glory.
2 Corinthians 3:16-17 “Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”