Monday, October 8, 2007
Lighten the Load
I've got a problem. I get too worked up about stuff. I stress. I toil. I obsess. I voluntarily carry the weight of burdens I am not equipped to bear.
I constantly play things out in my head, even though I have absolutely no clue how things will actually unfold. It's my way of dealing. Coping. Trying to make sense of things that may NEVER make any sense. And, most of the time I have such a firm grip on this stuff that I fail to realize that it actually has an even firmer grip on me.
The great news for me is that God is ready - and anxious - to take this "stuff" off my plate. But, I have to be willing to release it to him. One of my favorite scriptures is 1 Peter 5:7, which says Cast all your anxieties on Him, for He cares for you.
When we hold onto the junk that drags us down, we are essentially telling God that we do not trust Him to provide for us. Many times, we prefer to "own" the problem instead of relinquishing control to our gracious, loving Father.
So, what's got you down? Distracted? Disturbed? Off-kilter? Whatever it is, it's not bigger than your God. Hand it over to Him today, and lighten your load. The journey is always easier when you don't take as much "stuff" with you!