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Paul Lived an Unconfined Life in Prison | Christopher Coleman

Paul Lived an Unconfined Life in Prison

 

Over the years God has transformed my vision from using a disability to display His ability to challenging people to define their wheelchairs in life. Today the vision that I carry in my heart day to day is to help people see that they too can live an unconfined life. What is an unconfined life? For me its  breaking free for whatever binds you emotionally, physically, and spiritually. You can be emotionally bound by fear, doubts, and insecurities. You can physically bound through your health, circumstances, or relationships. Or, you can be spiritually bound by not knowing Christ as your Lord and Savior or being dedicated to a denomination or a religious belief rather then Christ.

 

People become confined by fears, doubts and insecurities. They allow personal barriers, unfortunate situations, as well as self-inflicted bondage to stop them from moving forward in life; therefore, not reaching their full potential.

 

An unconfined life is a life lived beyond circumstances. It is personal victory achieved through pursuing faith, God-given potential, purpose, and external and internal freedom. A person able to analyze their past, embrace their present, and visualize their future is on a path towards Living an Unconfined life.

 

An unconfined life challenges people to transform their victim mindset into a victorious mindset. The key to liberating a confined person is to help them imagine and build a life based on faith. Through faith in Christ we call can rejoice and find satisfaction in who we are. I believe Paul was living an unconfined life in prison when he wrote these words.

 

Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”  -Philippians 4:10-13 (NASB)

 

Paul understood that he lived for a God that was greater, bigger, and stronger than his physical, emotional, and spiritual state. An unconfined life to me is living my life from a wheelchair not in a wheelchair. Achieving this displays God’s ability through my disability. Ask yourself, how is God displayed in your life? What things are holding you back? Are you living an unconfined life?

 

 

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