According to Jesus, you are really actually free—“you shall be free indeed” (John 8:36). King James says, “Free indeed” and it means you are truly, actually, of a truth, really absolutely free. Are you operating in total freedom?
Most Christians build a fence around their lives. They say they are free to roam inside the fence. Preachers preach fence building and fence mending rather than freedom. The problem with fences is you stand by them and wonder if there isn’t something better out there. On a recent trip to Florida, we saw a cat standing along the freeway fence. We could just see the cat thinking that there might be more mice on the other side of the fence. That could be a mistake.
Fences keep people in or out, depending on which side of the fence they’re on. However, true freedom has no fences. You are free to roam. You are free to make mistakes. Unless you have the right to fail, you are not “free indeed.” You can head out for the mountains or the “great unknown” because you are free to do so—“free indeed.”