Day 30 – Where To Go From Here

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 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.


Closing notes:

  • 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.
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Dr. Joseph Serwadda's Story

Over the past decade, numerous pastors and leaders from all over the world have been crying out (and even begging us) for discipleship resources in their language. This may sound extreme, but in America we have an abundance of books and resources that are available to us that are often taken for granted. In many ways, we have access to excess.

In some developing nations, people have never seen a book in their language. When leaders from these nations are given a book, they treat it as sacred gift! They even hand-write books and Bibles word for word so that they can spread this message of hope to others in their sphere of influence.

Dr. Joseph Serwadda, a leader from Uganda who oversees a group of churches that number approximately 27,000, echoes this need among pastors and leaders all over the world: “Our biggest need is not money or bigger buildings, but solid teaching. We lack literature for people to read and study on their own. The more people we have in church who are less instructed in the Word of God, the less solidity we have. Come and help us preserve the harvest. This is a Macedonian call!”

Pastor Yassir's Story

Over the years, Cubans have long suffered under the oppression of a single message: communism. Despite this challenge, Yassir is committed to sharing a new message with his people, a message of transformation that can lead to national revival.

Cubans, in general, have been conditioned toward communistic consumption. That’s why Yassir wants his people to embrace a new identity: a life defined by what they can give. This shift requires growth and maturity that can only come through a new perspective.

He explained, “The Cuban church is strong and filled with passion. But I believe it’s important that we shift our mentality. We need to see how the Gospel goes beyond our own needs. Ultimately, we need to take responsibility for ourselves and our nation, and not just wait for outside intervention.”

There aren’t many Christian resources in Cuba. So, Pastor Yassir’s church, along with many other churches throughout Cuba, have been profoundly impacted by the resources Messenger International has provided for them in their own language.

In our conversations with Pastor Yassir, he often cited an ancient proverb: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you’ve fed him for a lifetime. He sees MessengerX as a tool both to feed his people and teach them to fish.

It’s become evident that after many years in our ministry, the most effective way to transform a village or town is not to construct a church building. This just keeps the local leadership dependent on us.

We are much more effective if we give the indigenous leaders such as Pastor Yassir spiritual knowledge that will empower them to influence their village, town, or city. Such knowledge helps produce the faith needed to grow and sustain the work, which, if necessary, will include buildings and other resources.

Stories like Pastor Yassir’s fuel our mission, because we believe that everyone deserves to know life-transforming truth!

Nura's Story

Before Nura became a follower of Christ, her life was a living hell.
After the death of her husband—from whom she endured many years of abuse and suffering—she became a widow with four children. In search of peace and inner healing, she sought solace in religious places and practices, which only led her deeper into depression and financial debt.

Her last resort was Jesus.

“I came to the Christian church and begged for help! I accepted Christ after I heard of the promise of peace and healing that is found in Him,” Nura wrote. “I slowly began to recover, but there was one thing hindering my healing—unforgiveness.”
Filled with regrets, Nura struggled to forgive her husband. But the grip of offense began to weaken when her pastor handed her a copy of The Bait of Satan.

“I forgave my husband after I learned how much I, too, needed forgiveness,” shared Nura. “Now I am healed, and I have peace for the first time in my life. Some even say I look ten years younger!”


Pastor Raphael's Story

Pastor Raphael was raised in Kenya, immersed in a culture of darkness. As a child, he lacked affection because his father believed that strong men don’t show love. He continually witnessed his father beat and belittle his mother. Everywhere he looked, insidious behavior was practiced toward women and infants—families were being destroyed and lives were ending before they had a chance to begin.

This was the destiny Raphael was headed toward.

But everything changed when truth entered the scene. The first area to be transformed was Raphael’s heart—which, in turn, transformed his marriage and his family. And with a strong and healthy family, his whole outlook toward life has changed.

“Through the resources of Messenger International, a relentless passion was ignited in me to see the people of my country free from lies,” shared Raphael. “I discovered my purpose to train up others and bring God’s transforming truth to remote villages.”

Raphael has trekked miles through mud and rain to reach people, often rising early and returning late. He would travel over 50 miles a day with his bicycle—but through the generosity of the MessengerX community, he was given a motorcycle, which has enabled him to double his efforts while easily transporting the resources and supplies he needs to facilitate his classes. Raphael has seen over 200 of his students graduate in the villages he serves.

“Thank you for investing in my people,” expressed Raphael. “Each day tribal warriors are transformed into children of God, marriages are infused with love, and the innocent are protected. Your generosity has given us the tools we need to rewrite our story and reclaim our humanity.”

Dahlia's Story

Formerly a Muslim, Dahlia fled to Turkey after she was expelled from her Iranian school and excommunicated by her family. Her crime? Becoming a Christian.

You can now find Dahlia in a refugee camp, far from what she once called home. But despite the upheaval, she has found purpose in her pain. On a daily basis, Dahlia walks through her makeshift town and prays over the people. They have become her people—the audience of her message.

Dahlia has become a messenger, and she is often spotted lovingly serving those around her and sharing her faith with them. Despite language barriers, people are drawn to her because they see something different in her. And what’s amazing is that she’s not only reaching the people in her refugee camp, she’s also impacting those she left behind in Iran.

“I’ve had calls from Iran,” writes Dahlia. “People who mocked me because of my faith now believe in Jesus and want to know more. So, I tell them about MessengerX, which has a lot of translated discipleship resources.”

As we continue to provide people like Dahlia with life-transforming truth in their own language, we’re helping them grow in their faith and discover their purpose—and we’re equipping them to make a difference in their world.

“I am beyond thankful for all of the books that I’ve been able to read in my language, such as Driven by Eternity, translated in Farsi,” shared Dahlia. “I read them again and again. The messages keep me company in this lonely season, and they inspire me to reveal Jesus to the hurting people all around me.”