Called to be Free

Called to be Free


Galatians 5:13 (NIV)

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.

The concept of freedom is one of humanity’s deepest desires. We cherish the idea of being liberated, free from constraints, and able to make choices without hindrance. Yet, Galatians 5:13 offers us a perspective on a different kind of freedom – one that carries purpose and responsibility.

“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free.” It is a reminder that as followers of Christ, we are called to a unique form of freedom. This freedom is not merely about the absence of external restraints; it is an invitation to live in the freedom that Christ offers. We are liberated from the bondage of sin, from the weight of our past, and from the fear of condemnation. Our calling to be free is a gift from God, and it comes with a purpose.

This freedom also comes with responsibility. We are cautioned not to use our freedom to indulge the flesh. Our freedom is not for self-serving purposes; it is for serving one another in love. It’s a freedom that empowers us to love and care for those around us. It’s a purposeful liberty that enables us to make choices that uplift and benefit others.

Embracing our calling to be free in Christ means recognizing the purpose that accompanies our liberty. It’s about using our freedom to make a positive impact on the lives of others, to selflessly serve, and to love with humility. Our freedom is not about building walls but about tearing them down. It’s about fostering unity, extending grace, and demonstrating God’s love to the world.


How you can live out your calling to be free? How can you use your freedom in Christ to serve others, showing love and humility in your actions?

Think about the choices you make daily. Are they in line with your calling to be free, or do they solely focus on self-indulgence? How can you reorient your choices to reflect the purposeful liberty that Christ has given you?