In our culture, we are all about surfing, skating, body boarding, dancing, creative writing, singing, playing and writing music, sports of all kind, etc… These are all gifts and passions that God has given us. When we do these things “freestyle”, we put our own unique personality and creativity on them without restrictions or hindrances in a hope to make a difference in whatever we are doing. The same is true in our relationship with God. Jesus says in John 8:32, “you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.”
When we know the truth about what God says about us, we are free to live our lives “freestyle”. This means freedom from the hindrances of comparison, fear, doubt, insecurity, anxiety, etc… When we know the truth that God has created us all individually, each with unique personalities and with different gifts and passions, we are able to truly start making a difference in the world around us!
- Josh Beard, Youth Pastor