Not Enslaved but Free

It will be a hard long journey to the complete freedom from sin, and full glorification with Christ, but it will also be a sweet one. It brings joy to serve the Lord, lasting joy, and perhaps that's what I forget when I want to indulge. Maybe it skips my mind that it pays to let go of things that will cause your spiritual life to be the payment. Or even more so, it seems that I have forgotten my identity in that moment: who I am in Christ and what grace and power has been given and shown to me to live righteously; that I am free to do what is right. I am not dominated by anything but Christ Who's Spirit gives strength to live a life pleasing to the Father.