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True Freedom
By Joel Osteen - Jul 05, 2013
One time, a man was telling me about how he felt as if he had wasted the first forty years of his life. He had come from a good family. He was bright and had all kinds of opportunity in front of him, but he made some wrong choices early on and ended up a cocaine addict. He told me, "Joel, I don't even really remember the first part of my life. I was so high and so messed up. I ruined my marriage. I blew my education." At one point, he thought his life was over, but today things are different. Now he's in his early fifties, his family is back together, and he has a good job. In fact, he volunteers for us every weekend. He said, "I never dreamed God would give me another chance. I never dreamed I could be this fulfilled."

During this time of year when we celebrate Independence Day, our freedom in America, I want to remind you that no matter where you are in life, no matter what has happened in your past, it's never too late for God to set you spiritually free. It's never too late for Him to turn things around. It's never too late to break that addiction; never too late to have good relationships; never too late to fulfill your dreams. It's never too late to live in true freedom found in Jesus Christ.

If you feel like you've wasted years or lost opportunities, if you feel like there's something holding you back, now is the time to experience the true freedom that Jesus came to give. Open your heart to Him in faith and ask Him to come into your life. Surrender all to Him and let Him show you the path toward victory.

May you have a very blessed and happy weekend as we celebrate freedom in every area of life!

"So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." (John 8:36, NIV)
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