There is a flame that burns within every individual that brightens our hope and encourages us to become free from those things that restrict us. We long for liberation from the chains of personal habits that we have forged link by link. Each morning we hope that somehow this will be our day of deliverance. That today will provide us with our unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
No matter the battle you currently fight, believe you can conquer any intimidating foe. On the 4th of July we have the opportunity to honor the average men and women that fought and won an impossible war. Though we declared this nation’s independence 239 years ago, most of us have not declared our personal independence. A time will come when you can no longer sit captive to those things that hold you prisoner. Somehow you will find the courage to stand, remove your shackles, and declare your independence! When this time comes, please keep these six things in mind:
1. You don’t have to be extraordinary.
Ordinary colonists fought and won against trained, seasoned, military troops.
2. Declare your independence today.
America boldly declared their independence 8 years before they won it.
3. Prepare for a long battle.
America’s independence was won after several years and many lost battles.
4. Gather your allies.
Colonists gathered themselves together to create and sign the Declaration of Independence.
5. Know what motivates you.
The Declaration of Independence summarized the colonists’ motivations for seeking independence.
6. Don’t Give Up
The fight for independence started long before 1776. We have all tried to overcome those things in our life that keep us down. It is a long road and a daily battle for some of us. Keep fighting. Keep standing. Keep moving.