My chains are gone. I've been set free. My God, My savior has ransomed me...
Its commonly known by my family and friends that during church, the music speaks to me more than sermons. When I first heard this song, I was moved to tears. I remember raising my hands and thanking God that I had no chains. Because when you hear the word chains, you think of something major. I was imagining slaves having their chains taken off, cancer patients leaving their chemo sessions for the last time with GIANT smiles on their faces, children hugging their forever families for the first time...you know..Huge life altering events. Not something so insignificant, so silly that it's embarrassing to admit that you feel it. But last night it dawned on me that something keeps you from your joy, keeps you from fellowship with others...then it IS a chain. The fear of going places by yourself, the thought of facing someone from your past or just not knowing what the next step is in your walk with Christ. If it halts your progress in life, it is a chain.
When the fear sets in, we have to remind ourselves that it's something that God has already set you free. That thought/fear is something that's not worth holding onto because He has already given you the key...you just have to use it!
What is your chain? Once you figure it out, look for the key. God gives us a key in different shapes and forms. Your key could be a friend that just won't stop inviting you to church, a song that keeps popping into your head or it could be just sitting still in God's presence.