Scripture: “For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.”
Galatians 5:13 NKJV
Observation: This verse is addressing members of the church who were being deceived from the original truth of the freedom which Christ gave them. They were being taught the Jewish customs and told that's the way to pleasing God. But what Paul speaks argues against this false teaching.
Application: You may be dealing with the same issues today, maybe you believe that being a "good person" is all life's about. Or maybe you're the "YOLO" and live everyday to the fullest. Maybe your free because you attend church every Sunday... oh and Wednesday night youth group, oh yeah things are good. Sadly that is not the case, freedom is in Christ and Him alone. You must choose to devote your time to God; by opening up his word and spending genuine time with just the two of you. Then you will be able to operate in this liberty Paul speaks of.
Prayer: Lord, teach me to recognize what freedom in you really looks like and instruct my spirit to operate in it outside of my flesh. Teach me to serve out of the love you have given me, thank you. Amen.