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Chains That Bind Us

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We all have some chains that bind us—some areas in life where we may have failed and then hesitated to try again. The less we try to do, the less we feel hindered by chains. People who do not move at all do not notice the chains that bind them. Not noticing those chains leads to complacency and not correcting problems that we have.

Jesus warned about those who would not overcome their hindrances or chains (Revelation 2, 3). Somewhere in life we may try to move only to find that the chains we never noticed are holding us back and preventing useful actions. Such was the case of the young man who wanted eternal life, but Jesus pointed out his chains (Mark 10:21 Mark 10:21Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said to him, One thing you lack: go your way, sell whatever you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
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