TD Jakes — The Cost of Freedom
It costs somethin' to get where I am. It costs somethin'. I'm not just talkin' about school books and tuition, it costs something. It costs enduring some things. I costs overcoming some obstacle. It cost makin' some mistakes.
Some of it I got, but it was a hostile takeover. I had to fight my way out. I had to cry my way out. I had to crawl my way out. I had to do things I wish I hadn't of done to get where I am today.
What a joy, what a blessing it is to have the opportunity to share the Word of the Lord with you today. We're starting on a journey, you and I, and the journey is called, "The Cost of Freedom."
There are a series of messages that I want you to have today, and to recognize that it costs something to be free. You don't get it just because you're born here, and I'm not just talking about physically free, I'm talking about spiritually free, financially free, martially free.
To be free in every area of your life, there's a price to be paid for it. We like the idea of being free, but not the reality, and maybe the responsibility of what it costs to be free.
Freedom comes with a cost, and the process of freedom may take time. Take a look at this Word, you'll see just what I mean.