Yesterday I went to the first Foundations of Freedom class at Gateway. It’s a familiar class for me, I’ve been a hand-full of times and read the story in Bob Hamp’s book a hand-full more.
The thing I love about that story is that I get something new from it every time.
Bob Hamp has done an amazing job painting the picture of the Gospel in the simple story of a lost acrobat. The story is about a child that was born into a family of the greatest acrobats to ever live. Tragically the boy is lost when he is only a baby. In his teens he finally finds out the truth about who he is, and what he was put on the earth to do.
I took a couple key things away from this specific class.
- The greatest tragedy would be to spend your life walking the earth not knowing who you really are.
- Your DNA and birthright say who you are, not even the turnings of your own heart can change it.
- Who you are is decided before you enter the world. Your life is the challenge to become that person.
- Once you figure out who you are, there may be some work and practice you have to put it to be able to fully operate in that.