By signing that document, our Founding Fathers threw off the yoke of bondage and declared our freedom as a nation.
The declaration was bold. Brave.
And it required commitment to back it up. Signing the document meant you were literally betting your life on the success of this new nation… And you were willing to back up that commitment with your own blood.
While there was courage involved in making the declaration, courage had to be backed up with fortitude. The willingness to fight the battles. To suffer the bloodshed.
To pay the price.
The result: the greatest experiment in democracy and freedom the world has ever known.
On the holiday when we commemorate freedom, it is good to contemplate what freedom means to each of us as an individual.
Why not use today as sort of a “prophetic marker” for your life?
Instead of waiting for January 1st, why not decide to change your life today?
What bondage exists in your life that you would like freedom from?
Whether it's financial, emotional, spiritual, or physical… why not declare your freedom today?
Of course, making the declaration is easy. Remember, there might be battles to fight, in order to hold on to your newly-declared freedom.
But isn't freedom worth the struggle?
Question: If you were to break off the yoke of some bondage today, what would your Personal Declaration Of Independence say?