On January 20, 1981 after 444 days of captivity, 52 U.S. citizens were released from their captivity in Iran. The world watched and counted the days until they were freed. And while a ransom may not have been paid in the typical meaning of the word, immeasurable efforts by countless individuals secured their release.
Obviously those 52 were deemed ‘worthy’ of much work, risk, and sacrifice.
How about you? Is there any area of your life where you feel like you’re a hostage? Unhealthy relationships can feel that way. Addiction can feel that way, because addiction is an unhealthy relationship. Feeling trapped, stuck, bound, or enslaved?
Pay the ransom, do the work, learn the skills, get the help, take the steps, build your team, BE FREE!
To NOT pay the price means that I either don’t think freedom is worth it or I don’t think that I am worth it. And I don’t like the sound of either of those options.
Maybe your ransom is a steep co-pay for a medicine that’s going to help you take back your freedom. Perhaps it’s regularly attending a meeting to gain the skills and support you need to be free. Your ransom might be a temporary uncomfortable side effect or needing to change some favorite habit or routine. Depending on the journey, ransom will look different for each of us.
When we know in our hearts the hostages truly deserve to be free, no ransom will stand in our way.
Don’t think twice.
Pay the price.
We’re worth it!