Go –
All My Hope – by Crowder
I’m no stranger to prison
I’ve worn shackles and chains 
But I’ve been freed and forgiven 
And I’m not going back, I’ll never be the same 
That’s why I sing
All my hope is in Jesus
Thank God that yesterday’s gone 
All my sins are forgiven
I’ve been washed by the blood
Just like Crowder’s lyrics say, I’m no stranger to prison. I’ve worn the shackles of my own fear. It kept me in an unfulfilling job for the last decade because the pain of the known is less painful than making a change. Kept me from exploring a future in writing because of my unbelief that God would equip me in this area. Kept me from experiencing all the blessings of God (Ephesians 1:3) because I didn’t see myself with Him in the heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6), an adopted child of the Most High. 
Today, I have hope in Jesus because He promised that I “have obtained an inheritance” I have it already because I am His child and this is His plan for me (Ephesians 1:11). Looking at the anchor verse for this October Free-Write, God is doing a new thing (Is 43:18-19) and I am hopeful.
The picture I chose shows a winding road. Today, this signifies hope for a future that is fulfilling, full of courage, willingness to step out in faith and the comfort of knowing that I walk forward in the “hope of His calling” (Ephesians 1:18) for me. 
Stopping for now, we’ll talk more tomorrow – 
This is the October writing challenge from Five Minute Friday. The plan is to successfully post everyday. We write for five minutes (unedited and that’s a challenge) and stop. Visit FMF to see more posts. http://fiveminutedfriday.com/community/