We can be prisoners to many things.
Prisoner to expectations: our own or others. It’s all good when we measure up. But when we don’t…
Prisoner to our insecurities: if we put too much stock in what we think of ourselves, or what we think others think of us, we can become immobilized by our insecurities.
Prisoner to labels: When we limit ourselves to how other people see us, our job titles or no job title, our success or lack of success, we are condemning ourselves to performance based lives.
But why don’t we choose a different way? Like this verse in Zechariah says, we can be prisoners of hope.