Last year I was in a situation where it felt like I was in an invisible prison. I could not talk without someone yelling at me, “Can you talk to XYZ like that”? I could not act without someone asking, “Who asked you to use your initiative”? Everything I did was criticized and ridiculed and I was publicly told off. I was forever apologizing and got nervy and jumpy. It got so bad that immediately I received an email demanding I attend a meeting, I would apologize in advance for whatever it was I was supposed to have done or said and would hardly sleep a wink all night wondering what I’d done now.
I eventually left that situation, broke off the shackles and could finally scream, ‘Free at last, Free at last, Thank God Almighty I am free at last.’ (Martin Luther King Jr.)
I once knew a woman who was very fearful of her husband. She only allowed herself to laugh and dance when he was at work. Immediately she heard his car in the driveway, it was TV off, music off, smile switched off. Though she was not physically incarcerated, she was in an invisible prison.
Beloved, you are fearfully and wonderfully made. No woman should be in an invisible prison emotionally or otherwise. If you are in such a situation and it’s not likely to change, please get out now while you can. You deserve to be respected and treated like the child of God that you are. You are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ.
John 8:36 So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free. God bless you.