Here we are. You’ve come to the end of your journey in the Freedom Experience. Our hope is that this has been instrumental in helping you see freedom differently, approach it in a healthier way, and find hope that deeper, lasting change is possible.
For many reading this, you’ve taken huge steps toward freedom. You’ve put in the work, and it’s paid off. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and it’s not another train!
Still, for others, it feels like there is still so much that has to be worked out in order to be fully free from your struggles and step into the life Jesus offers. Perhaps you’ve experienced some shifts in your perspective and gained some ground, but you’ve still fallen multiple times throughout this experience, and you are wondering what to do now.
Most will find themselves somewhere in the middle, having taken some big steps toward living a freer, fuller life, but knowing there is still work to do in order to step into a greater degree of freedom.
If you fall into either of those last two camps and this experience at times has felt like taking three steps forward, two steps back, don’t lose heart. This is a journey and it takes time to walk out. It’s a day by day process where, if you keep pressing into the work, you will continue taking steps in the right direction. One day, if you persevere and do not quit when it’s hard, you will look back and be amazed at just how far you’ve come.
In the last 30 days, we’ve given you a lot of tools to begin to experience a deep inner transformation, showing you how to address many of the core issues that drive compulsive sin behavior, how to address core beliefs that are keeping you stuck, and given you many practical ways to fight the battles more effectively. Our prayer is that this has helped you take significant steps forward—but we recognize that for nearly everyone, continued work is needed. As we have mentioned, freedom is less of a one-time event and more of an ongoing process. It took time to reinforce the destructive patterns of behavior in your life, and it takes time to reinforce a new way of living.
We encourage you to take the things you’ve learned in this experience and continue them in your daily life. Whatever you’ve found helpful, keep pressing into it. If you’ve done the daily freedom work, completing the lessons, daily scripture readings, journaling, and prayers, you’ve likely found it immensely helpful (if you haven’t done that, you will continue to have access to the 30 daily lessons here and you can access all Zoom recordings here, so make sure to go back and complete these at your own pace!). Many will find it useful to go back through the 30 days of lessons and freedom work or to revisit specific lessons that stood out to you. Going back through your journal entries will also prove immensely valuable as it will remind you of the core truths you’ve begun to walk in throughout this journey.
While we’ve tried our best to pack this 30-day experience with as much transformational truth as possible, there are several resources that we would recommend you look into for follow-up work which will serve you well as you continue taking steps toward freedom. Below you will find a number of books and video series and courses that will further equip you to step into the fullness of life that Jesus created you for (we do not have any financial incentive to recommend these resources).
Surfing for God: Discovering the Divine Desire Beneath the Sexual Struggle — this book by author and counselor Michael John Cusick was a groundbreaking work on recovering from compulsive sexual behavior and does a great job of helping you pursue healing and transformation on a heart level.
Getting to No: How to Break a Stubborn Habit — this book by Dr. Erwin Lutzer takes a thorough and thoughtful journey through Scripture, providing a solid framework for how to deal with core lies and wrong beliefs that keep you stuck and equipping you with powerful tools and principles to help you live free.
Think Differently, Live Differently: Keys to a Life of Freedom — this book by counselor Bob Hamp takes a compassionate but utterly practical approach to finding true freedom, providing one profound insight after the next into how life in the Kingdom of God really works—and how change really happens.
Washed and Waiting — this book by Wesley Hill is a groundbreaking work for those Christians who struggle with same sex attraction but want to live faithfully to Jesus. Whether you wrestle with these desires personally or simply want the ability to better empathize with those who do, you will find this book to be full of compassion, honesty, and uncompromising truth.
Foundations of Freedom — this 100% free Course by Bob Hamp from Gateway Church is well worth the time investment. With nearly 8 hours of teaching, it will help you pursue freedom very differently, teaching you how to lean into God as your source for transformation rather than spinning your wheels in your own strength and reinforcing your struggles. You can access all five sessions of this course at the following links: Session 1, Session 2, Session 3, Session 4, Session 5
The Porn Free Course — this course by John Bevere helps you walk through the foundational principles from Scripture for getting free and staying free. It’s available for free at MessengerX.com along with a wide variety of other helpful resources.
The Healthy Relationships Course — this course by counselor Chip Judd will help you form healthier relationships, whether with your spouse, family, or friends, and teach you how to relate to others from a position of wholeness rather than co-dependency and unhealthy attachment.
The Wild at Heart Film Series — this teaching series from John Eldredge will help you identify core longings, help you to address core woundings, and to both recover and live authentically from your true god-given heart.
The Clean Course — this course by Dr. Doug Weiss will equip you with very practical tools to help you live openly and honestly before God and others so you can live a genuine integrity and become worthy of trust.
Overcoming the Battle in Your Mind — this sermon from Jimmy Evans will help you learn to renew your mind through the Word of God and destroy the enemy’s strongholds in your life so you can walk in victory.
Finally, as you take continued steps forward toward freedom in your own life, we encourage you to bring others along in the journey. By taking the truths that have changed your life and offering them to others, you plunder the darkness you once lived in, flooding it with light. It is a kingdom principle that when we give something away, we get more of it. Teaching others to walk free from bondage will not only help them, it will help you reinforce the truths you have learned in a profound way. Walking in freedom is so much bigger than just you—it is about those you are called to impact!
It has been an honor to walk through these last 30 days with you. May the Holy Spirit give you an ever deepening awareness of God’s heart for you, and may you learn to trust His unchanging goodness and love as you continue to step into a freer, fuller life.
Day 30 Freedom Work
Scripture Reading — Read Philippians 1–3, noting whatever the Holy Spirit highlights to you.
Journaling Exercises — Answer the following questions at length in your journal. Aim to spend at least 5–7 minutes per question.
- What have been the most powerful truths you have begun to believe throughout this Freedom Experience? In what ways have you begun to think differently about your struggles and what it means to live free?
- Who do you know in your life that would benefit from what you have learned in the last 30-days? What would it look like to open up to them and invite them to go on a similar journey with you?
- What has been the most helpful part of this experience for you? Write it down, and then write down a plan to incorporate ongoing freedom work into your life so you can reinforce what God has done in your heart over the last thirty days. What are some additional resources you plan to go through?
Prayer — Jesus, I know that I can trust You, the one who began a good work in me, to carry it on to completion. I yield my will to yours and ask that, day by day, you teach me to live by the Spirit so I can walk in the life you desire for me. Thank you that you never give up on me—and help me to never give up on myself. Give me the strength to believe that with your help, I can change. May I never believe the lie that I can’t change. If I fall, may I quickly run back into your loving arms to receive mercy and grace to help me in my time of need. Remind me of who I am in you. Reveal the depths of your goodness toward me. May I know deep in my heart that you do not withhold things from me, but for me, and that you are always good, always loving, all the time. You are the Good Shepherd. You and you alone lead me to life. Amen.
- We’d love to hear from you! If you’ve completed the Freedom Experience, please take 5 minutes to write into us at [email protected] to tell us how this experience has impacted you and what you found to be the most helpful parts of it. This helps us make the experience better if we ever repeat it in the future.
- Several of you have reached out to us asking if this material will continue to be available after this experience, or if you can take your church or small group through it. You will continue to be able to access the daily lessons online, but we are also in the process of putting them all into a downloadable PDF document that you will be able to print out for future use to help you take others through this process. We will email that out to you once it becomes available. The video recordings of the Zoom calls will also remain available for a minimum of 90 days from the end of this experience.