Tagged freedom


“I thought freedom was being able to do what I wanted when I wanted, and not be accountable to anybody but myself. I didn’t know what freedom was. I was stuck in this vicious cycle of addiction, and awful choices that just kept me in emotional bondage. I had no idea what freedom was. I hadn’t felt free until about four months ago. The Lord revealed some things about me that I didn’t want to admit to. I was a selfish person, I only thought about myself, and I basically didn’t want help from anybody. Didn’t want to be accountable to anybody but myself. And it wasn’t until I really tried putting Jesus first in my life—that was the beginning of true freedom. It’s the most free I’ve felt in my whole life.” –Kevin, Men’s Recovery


“I lost both my parents by the time I was 11, and I went through a lot of abuse in the home that I was placed in after. So then, I just quit going home and I turned to drugs. And I thought that I had found freedom in that. Eventually, I found that the more I used, the more problems it created and the more it seemed to completely kill my soul. I didn’t know freedom until I really got to know God.”-Larisa, Women’s Recovery at the Center


“I didn’t ever focus on being emotionally free which I think is what I am becoming now – able to walk through my emotions and process them. I feel that that’s real freedom and it’s good to feel that way.” –Rachel, Women’s Recovery at Anna Ogden Hall