Because Jesus calls you His friend.
“I no longer call you slaves, because a slave does not know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father.” — John 15:15
If you are free, then why are you living in bondage?
You are not a slave. You are no longer a slave to sin, to your work, to your worries, to your anxieties, or to anything or anyone else. Because Jesus has freed you.
You are free because you are His friend. You are free because you are God’s child.
You are free and you always have a choice. No one and nothing can tell you otherwise. Not even your deadlines at work.
And with this freedom that we have, let us choose to love God and desire Him more.