Monday, January 19, 2009

Where Freedom Has And Is Taking Me













I find that if I stay up super late, I seem to find some inspiration, just waiting in the dark silence of my small studio apartment... I think I found some.

There are series of events that take place in a life time that seem to have some correlation or attachment to one another. Either in the way they happen or, the outcome of the events that occur seem to relate somehow. I am reminded of when I got my first tattoo and where I was at the time. I was visiting my childhood friend in Texas over the course of a week, but through series of that event, I was only there for five days, and was sent home. I have to wonder why things happen the way they do. Why did I decide to get a tattoo of the word freedom , when she was holding me tightly to comfort me as a friend would, but then to find out days after that things between us would go so wrong? Freedom was put on my foot as a reminder of my relationship with Father and how I have been set free from the obligations of religion and man. I got my tattoo on election day, and two days after I turned 25. Though, it was not even planned to get it done on election day, it just happened that way. I think I actually decided out of the blue to get a tattoo on that day and wasn't even thinking about getting one. People haven't really asked me why the word freedom, but a few. I tend to think they speculate its about living in America or
something. Well that freedom is amazing and I am privileged to be an American, however, the word touches me deeper than I ever imagined, and is affecting me on a spiritual level more and more. Father has used freedom in my life to close doors to relationships and open other doors that lead to where He wants me to be. At the time I was tattooing freedom to my foot, I had no idea that I would be where I am today. Freedom to me, is something I am learning in all areas of life. Its a process in which takes me places where I never been or would have imagined going. Even before the tattoo, Father was using freedom to guide me in His direction and out of the direction that others had for me. Strange, but that seemed to happen between my friend and I. Though this story is yet to end, I find that through the course of my life, freedom will play a huge role according to Abbas grace that He continually is giving.
Praise Him!

13 comments:

Mike said...

That's a great Tatoo Nicole!! I am glad that I get to walk this walk with you.

Amy said...

Nicole,
Very, very cool tattoo! Thank you for sharing when/how/where you got it, along with the photo. Like Mike said above, I, too, am grateful to walk alongside you, on our Journeys.

Blessings,
~Amy :)

jON said...

yes yes yes. i also find that in the deep recesses of the night, inspiration comes.

and i too am deeply fascinated with the circumstances of life and the seeming inter-connectedness of it all. how ceratin things happen in a ceratin way and then i wonder "why did it happen in just that way? is there a bigger reason, or is it just some throwaway set of meaningless circumstances?"

good to know i'm not the only one who thinks about these things. now i don't feel quite so crazy. :-)

Nicole said...

Mike, thank you for walking along side me. It is such a huge blessing to know that I am not alone in this!

Amy, Thanks for walking with me as well, you are a great friend and sister on the journey and I am so blessed that you are here!

jON, Father does have a bigger meaning behind circumstances that happen though we may never know then until much later. Father is teaching us though and is guiding us through it all!!!

Glad we are all in this together!

Love and Freedom to you all,

Nicole!

prodigaldaughter2 said...

I like your tat and your reason behind it :)

Bino M. said...

You are free! So, be FREE!

In Freedom :),
Bino...

Kent said...

It was for freedom that Christ set you free.

Manuela said...

I was gonna leave a comment earlier but Maggie wouldn't let me! I like the tattoo...:)
It's neat how things interconnect, seem to disconnect, and then unravel and start to make sense. it's mysterious, for sure...

Tammy said...

Hi Nicole...just found your blog while following some links on other "free believers' websites. I had to comment on your tattoo as I myself got a "freedom" tattoo just last summer. Not the word freedom, but a delicate pink butterfly symbolizing the amazing transformation that God was working in me and the feeling of finally being able to "fly"....keep writing and sharing...it's great and you may never know who needed to hear what God wrote on your heart today.

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